PRESCHOOLS IN MURWILLUMBAH TO BENEFIT FROM NEW FUNDING
Member for Lismore Thomas George has welcomed news that five preschools in Murwillumbah will benefit from up to $15,000 in funding to go towards enhancing the quality of their services.
Mr George said he was happy to announce the following preschools have been successful in applying for the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments fund:
- Tyalgum Community Preschool - $15,000
- Chillingham Community Preschool - $10,770
- Mt Warning Preschool - $15,000
- Rosellas Community Preschool - $15,000
- Uniting Preschool Murwillumbah - $15,000
“These preschools are showing an ongoing commitment to ensuring children in Murwillumbah have access to top quality early childhood education, which, as the local member, makes me extremely proud,” Mr George said.
Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said she is extremely proud of the Quality Learning Environments fund and the response from the sector has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Not only will this funding improve the quality of the learning environment for children right across the state, parents can also rest assured that their children are having the best start to their educational journeys as possible,” she said.
“Preschools will be able to use this funding to cover items like shade cloths so children can play safely outdoors, kitchen gardens to teach children where their food comes from, or an outdoor jungle gym to encourage a child’s hand-eye coordination.
“I look forward to watching children in Lismore – and right across the state – thrive from this new funding.”
The Quality Learning Environments program was introduced in 2018 and is part of the NSW Government’s $332 million Start Strong Program which was introduced in 2016 and has been extended to 2021.
For more information, visit the Department of Education website.
Photo:L-R Em Ives, Mt Warning Preschool; Thomas George MP; Vicki King, Rosellas Community Preschool; Sandy Watkins, Uniting Preschool; Tracey McCarthy, Tyalgum/Chillingham Community Preschools; Kay Rolavs, Mt Warning Preschool