Big River Educare
Big River Educare is a privately owned centre in the town of Balclutha. The centre provides full-day education and care for up to 62 children from birth to school age. Children are grouped in three areas. The Caterpillar area provides for infants and toddlers. The Butterfly and Monarch areas are for the older children. Children may attend for full or part-time hours.
The owner, a registered teacher, is committed to employing qualified teachers or teachers in training. There has been very little staff turnover at the centre and many of the staff are long serving.
The centre provides a very spacious outdoor area that reflects the semi-rural lifestyle of the Balclutha district. There are strong links with the local community.