The following day we toured the Warrnambool children’s hub where the minister
opened the Raglan Parade redevelopment centre. This centre will help cater for
the growing population of Warrnambool, which is home to more than 2300 children
aged under six. At the moment the centre offers parent support groups,
playgroups and three-year-old kindergarten, and occasional care will start in
the second half of the year.
Integrated early childhood centres form a key part of the
Brumby Labor government’s commitment to ensuring Victorian children are given
the best possible start in life.