Hi guys, apologies in advance if this is a little long.
DS has been in daycare for over 2 years and we have always been above impressed with the staff, the center and the quality of care he receives.
However in the past month things have drastically changed. It began when DS was moved up a class and had to leave 2 REALLY good carers he'd let into his heart. Little changes ensured, he didn't seem as happy to be dropped off in the morning, and was coming home really dirty in the afternoons - something that hasn't been an issue before. He was in the playground without a hat 2 weeks in a row, then we started collecting him from these 'new faces' - teachers who are new to the center and clueless to who DS was. This place is like a family daycare even though it's not, all the same staff had been there for years ect. So we knew something was off.
so last week I came to get him and his new teacher was actually around, so we had a chance to chat. She apologised for not being around and explained that there were some staffing issues in the centre and as A result she'd been relieving In other classes. I pressed her on the issue and she came out and told me that the centre OWNERS (as apposed to the manager I've been dealing with since we started - who I love dearly) had stepped in and taken over management. Then she admitted that the manager I'm so fond of has been "stood down", and that 2 other fantastic staff members had resigned because of the sacking. She said an 'agency' had been called in to evaluate the centre and as a result a whole heap of changes were going to happen including moving all the age groups and rooms around. My son will be moving rooms and leaving his new teacher again, but she didn't know who his new teacher would be and said she'll keep me updated.
Apparently the situation is an 'ongoing legal issue' so staff aren't allowed to tell us what happened, the above info is all I could get. In my opinion the center is failing with the removal of manager and valuable staff, and I'd REALLY like to know wtf has happened. The owners sent a letter that basically said changes were happening, our kids are still being cared for blah blah blah. No official statement from them about the firing or even notice the manager was gone. Do I have a right to more information here?