Peter Rabbit Community Preschool in Wahroonga will be receiving an upgrade, under a NSW Government initiative aiming to continually improve the environment of preschool services.
A total of $10,000,000 has been invested state-wide in community preschools as part of the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program, which will fund improvements to preschool grounds and buildings, as well as specialised educational programs for children.
In this round of Quality Learning Environments grants, Peter Rabbit Community Preschool will receive a $9,500 upgrade to erect a Shade Sail.
Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP, said these grants are making a big difference to preschools in New South Wales.
“In this round of Quality Learning Environments grants, funds have been allocated for specialised educational programs and practices like art classes, yoga or dance lessons, along with service enhancements such as playground renovations or new carpet,” Mr Henskens said.
“It is the Coalition that is committed to supporting preschools to ensure our youngest learners are getting access to the best quality early childhood education possible.”
Minister for Early Childhood Education, the Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC, said these grants have eased some of the pressure off preschools in ensuring children are getting access to top quality early childhood education.
“As a mother myself, I know that preschools often have to rely on fundraising efforts to ensure their service is up-to-scratch physically, and to deliver programs that are more niche,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This funding will ensure all children, whether they are from Wahroonga, Wauchope or Wingecarribee, have a positive early childhood education experience and actually really enjoy their time at preschool.”
For more information on the Quality Learning Environments program, visit the Department of Education website.