An emergency meeting at the Kambalda Recreation Centre tomorrow night will discuss the future of the Kambalda Childcare Centre which, with its current enrolment numbers and finance, only has two more weeks to run.
Kambalda Childcare Association president Leah Bucher said the centre’s closure would have a devastating effect on the town.
“If the centre closes down, there will be about 45 families affected throughout Kambalda and seven local women will lose their jobs,” Ms Bucher said.
“We’ve already lost our doctors, and if we lose the childcare centre as well, there’s not that much left.”
Kambalda Police Sergeant Justin Tarasinski said if the centre closed, he would lose two officers.
“We have a husband and wife who both work at the station with three young children, who all attend the daycare, and they won’t be able to support their family on one income,” Sgt Tarasinski said.