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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 3rd 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 4, 2008 5 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Parents face dilemma SHIREEN KHALIL Dona Lopez and Amelie, eight-months, (above) and Javier Greco and Mailen, 14 months, (below) at Rhodes ABC Learning Centre. Pictures: PHIL BLATCH ~PP223339 ~PP223338. SOME parents are already on the hunt to find alternative child care, fearing Rhodes ABC Learning Centre will close after Christmas. Javier Greco, of Meadowbank, has been taking his 14-month-old daughter Mailen to the Rhodes centre since August. He said he was very disap- pointed with the situation, but he had secured a spot elsewhere since he received notification. ''We received a letter in the beginning of November about how this centre is under review until December 31 due to the economic crisis and just in case it actually does close down, we made a de- posit at another centre in West Ryde,'' Mr Greco said. ''I am disappointed with the situation because it's a good childcare centre and my daughter seems to be happy here and settled in. To put her in another environ- ment, I'm not sure how she will react.'' Mr Greco said it took him about 15 minutes to drop his daughter at the centre and if it closed it would be a big inconvenience. Dona Lopez, whose child is among the 60 or so children at the centre, is one of many parents who remain hopeful it will stay open. She has not begun searching for another centre. ''If I can't find a place for my daughter (Amelie, eight-months), it's going to affect me a lot because I'm going to have to pull out of work until I find somewhere suit- able,'' Mrs Lopez said. Rhodes, which only opened in May, and the Concord West centre are under operational review. They will remain open until the receiver, Chris Honey, a partner at McGrathNicol, and his team reach an outcome. ''We are very conscious that this period of continuing uncertainty for some parents and staff is distressing and our restructuring team is working as quickly as possible to reach an outcome,'' Mr Honey said. ''I expect to be in a position to update remaining parents and staff on the status of these centres within a week.'' BRIEFLY Making a splash CABARITA Amateur Swimming Club is holding its annual general meeting to appoint officer bearers next Monday in the Flavelle Sisters room, Concord Library, corner of Wellbank and Flavelle streets. The redeveloped Cabarita pool is due to open later this month or in early January with the swimming club re- commencing its season on January 17. The club has use of the pool from 7.30am to 9am on Saturdays. Applications for membership open at the AGM. Contact Jenny Hart on firstname.lastname@example.org and use Cabarita Swimming Club as your subject. Power on in 2009 DRUMMOYNE Power Junior AFL is recruiting players aged five to 15 for the 2009 season. Register this Saturday outside Five Dock Supabarn on Garfield St between 9am and 1pm. Anyone who registers on Saturday will pay the 2008 price and go into the draw from a Drummoyne Power hoodie and real leather Sherrin footy. Visit www.drummoyne power.com On a top note AUBURN singers will perform Chinese and western choral works at the Rhythm of the East concert this Saturday at 7pm in the Salvation Army Sydney Congress Hall, 140 Elizabeth St, Sydney. The performers belong to the Sydney Philharmonic Choir. Tickets cost $20. Bookings: 0418 217 900. MASSIVE SAVINGS!!! Built in Wardrobes • Built In Wardrobes, hinged or sliding doors • Showers Screens, frameless, semi frameless or fully framed • Two sliding safety mirrored doors • Four Drawers in metal runners with safety stop • Double hanging space and 1 single hanging space • Coloured or timber look doors available if preferred (additional cost) $599 Prices Start From including GST Wardrobes Pty Ltd SHOWROOM OPEN 7 DAYS Monday - Friday 8am-4.30pm Saturday 8am-1pm Sunday 10am-1pm Unit 14, 39-41 Marigold St, REVESBY 9792 2233 All major credit cards available 12 year warranty Free measure & quote Fully installed at factory Prices Up to 2.4m wide wall to wall Up to 2.7m ceiling high MULTI 2104563iL WK45 "Won't be Beaten on Quality, Price & Services" General foot care Heel pain/ heel spurs Plantar fasciitis Gait analysis/ biomechanical Paediatric (Children) Ingrown toe nails Knee/hip/back pain Orthotic therapy Nail surgery & more We specialise in: FREE Foot Assessment We would like to offer you a NO OBLIGATION FREE Foot Assessment at Sydney's newest Podiatry Clinic! Call us today for an appointment Ph: 8732 8888 Podiatry Level 7 Rhodes Shopping Centre 1 Rider Blvd, Rhodes (above Cinemas in Body Focus) Rhodes 2047827i iww wk17 LIDCOMBE Factory Outlet adidas Factory Outlet 55-59 Parramatta Road Lidcombe 2141 Phone 9748 0577 STOCKTAKESALENOWON UP TO 70% OFF R.R.P. ON SELECTED ITEMS STOREWIDE* *Offer excludes samples. *Prices as marked.
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