About Us

About IACC

Illawarra Area Child Care Ltd (IACC) has successfully managed community owned early childhood services for almost 30 years, and has grown to be an organisation held in high regard in the early childhood education and care sector. IACC manages 6 long day care centres, 3 occasional care centres and 3 multi-purpose services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

IACC is committed to providing optimum work environments for staff and well resourced early childhood environments for young children and families. We value positive relationships, collaborative approaches and working cross culturally with understanding and respect. We encourage our services to be individual, inspiring, innovative and resourceful. In addition we work closely with local, state and federal governments, the local community, and related early childhood agencies to provide quality early childhood education and care and early childhood training.

In 1988, IACC established the Early Childhood Training and Resource Centre (ECTARC), a registered training organisation specialising in early childhood training to provide support programs for our employees. ECTARC is now a multiple award winning training organisation that support and trains students in a range of qualifications and professional development.

The Board of Management

This is a voluntary Board of Management whose membership is made up of parent representatives from each of IACC’s services and members of the local community. The Board is responsible for the overall management of the services. The Board must ensure that all services operate within licensing regulations and adhere to all legislative requirements governing children’s services. The Centre Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of their service.

Board Members

  • Jan Langtry - IACC CEO
  • Lisa Miller - President
  • George Thomson - Treasurer
  • Jackie Bannister - representing Wallaroo Children's Centre
  • Kate Harris - representing Short Street Occasional Care Centre
  • Belinda Dawson - representing Hospital Hill Occasional Care Centre
  • Rachel Mead - representing Sanctuary Point Children's Centre
  • Gabrielle Pietrini - representing Smith Street Children's Centre
  • Michelle Bishop - representing Jerry Bailey Children's Centre
  • Kerry Little - representing Alunga Children's Centre 

IACC Head Office

IACC Head Office is located at 2/210 Shellharbour Road, Warrawong, 2502. The office is down Lighthouse Lane, behind Harvey Norman. IACC office hours are 8.30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

The CEO of Illawarra Area Child Care is Jan Langtry.

Early Childhood Service Managers are Kathryn Barker and Melissa Wicks

The IACC Vision

Our vision is to be the provider of choice in accessible, dynamic, affordable and engaging early childhood settings and training services.

The IACC Mission Statement

We provide excellence in education and care through quality teaching and learning experiences that meet the needs of young children, families and students.
We build strong connections with families, communities, students and partner organisations to strengthen and customise our service delivery.
We provide opportunities for effective lifelong learning for children and their families, our students, staff and partners working in the early childhood sector.
We are progressive and innovative leaders in the sector in which we operate.