Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP has welcomed the news that preschool fees for 4 and 5-year olds will be more affordable for families in the Lismore electorate.

Mr George today visited Clunes Community Preschool with the Minister for Education The Hon Adrian Piccoli MP to discuss this important issue.

Across regional NSW the reduction will be up to 52%.

These fee reductions will provide greater access to preschool education.

This will be delivered through a funding boost to services, and this must be passed on to families with enrolled children who will be four or five years old on or before 31 July 2013.

This $25 million initiative is part of the NSW Government move towards giving all children access to a preschool education program delivered by a qualified teacher in the 12 months prior to starting school.

More information about the NSW Government’s preschool fee reduction initiative is available at http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/about-us/statistics-and-research/public-reviews-and-enquiries/review-of-nsw-government-funding-for-early-childhood-education

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.