Government funding available for preschools

Woy Woy Preschoolers having fun in the therapy gardenWoy Woy Preschoolers having fun in the therapy garden. Archive image 2017

Local preschools have been urged to apply for funding as part of the $15m injection from the NSW Liberal-National Government to ensure children attending preschools have the safest and most engaging learning environments.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald, said the funding injection was yet another reminder that the NSW Government was investing in the educational quality of preschools and helping to increase the number of children attending preschools on the Central Coast. “This funding could cover items like new play equipment to encourage a child’s hand-eye coordination, replacing bark with soft fall in the outdoor play area to reduce the risk of injury, or new air conditioning to give children a more comfortable learning environment,” Mr MacDonald said. The funding is made up of the new $10m Quality Learning Environments fund and the $5m Capital Works Grants fund, both a product of the NSW Government’s Start Strong program,” Mr MacDonald said.

Source: Media release, Feb 28 Kit Hale, office of Scot MacDonald

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