$15 million injected into State Government's preschool funds

Anne Masters and her granddaughter speak to Stephen Bromhead about childcare.

Anne Masters and her granddaughter speak to Stephen Bromhead about childcare.

All preschools in the Myall Lakes area are encouraged to apply for State Government funding to ensure all children have safe and engaging learning environments.

The funding is made up of the new $10 million Quality Learning Environments fund and the $5 million Capital Works Grants fund.

These are both a product of the NSW Government’s Start Strong program.

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the funding gives preschools the opportunity to make improvements to facilities. 

“This is great news for preschools in Myall Lakes – 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 risk of injury or new air conditioning to give children a more comfortable learning environment,” Mr Bromhead said. 

Visit www.education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education for more information on the funding and how to apply.