West Wimmera Shire has opened expressions of interest for a pilot childcare service it hopes to run in Edenhope in April 2022.
The pilot program will operate four days a week, from Monday to Thursday.
West Wimmera Shire Council chief executive David Bezuidenhout said the council would begin formally calling for expressions of interest in January, while also applying for the necessary regulatory approvals.
"In doing so, families will be asked to nominate specific days they wish to enroll their child into childcare," he said.
"For three and four-year-old children, the childcare will supplement their existing two days per week enrolment in the kindergarten program."
Mr Bezuidenhout said existing kindergarten enrolments would not be affected by adding the childcare component.
"Families can simply opt to add up to two days of childcare at the Edenhope Early Learning Centre," he said.
"For children aged up to two years, enrolments will be available for up to four days a Week."
Families will be notified of the opening of the expressions of interest process via newspaper advertisements, various social media outlets, emails, and notifications to key employer organisations.
More information on proposed hours of operation and other necessary details will be available at that time.
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