Lentara’s Vulnerable Children’s Fund.
At the heart of Lentara’s Vulnerable Children’s Appeal is the belief that no child should have to miss out on family and social life, play, or the early years of an education- regardless of the circumstances from which they come. Lentara aims to assist and provide support to these vulnerable children and their families whilst minimising potential physical and psycho-social risks that may otherwise arise from issues such as family violence, poor mental health, family breakdown and social isolation.
At our 11 kindergartens and 3 long day care centres, Lentara places the highest priority on addressing each child’s individual learning, wellbeing and developmental needs. In collaboration with State and Federal Governments, specialised care is provided to vulnerable children and their families, including those with a disability, complex medical needs, ongoing high support needs, or those from a disadvantaged background.
This is achieved through our wonderful kindergarten program, which is often modified, adapted and adjusted by our staff alongside specialist consultants. We provide our staff with the latest training and educational tools, perform minor building modifications to ensure equal mobility and access for all children, and place additional staffing support where needed.
There are lifelong benefits associated with early childcare, education and support. However, childcare is often expensive, and sometimes families struggle to cover the costs. This can be extremely detrimental to a family in need, which is why Lentara also provides financial and material support to vulnerable families in the form of subsidised childcare fees, funds for books, computer equipment, recreational items and other school supplies.
Please consider donating to the Vulnerable Children’s Fund, to help Lentara provide disadvantaged children and their families with the access to high quality early years education that all children deserve.
Vulnerable children need your help. Whether they’re mourning a lost parent, seeking asylum, have experienced domestic violence or are disadvantaged, support Lentara’s Vulnerable Children’s Fund today.