Local kindergartens in Polwarth are set to benefit from 14 separate grants as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s promise to deliver new kindergarten infrastructure improvements.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said 10 kindergartens would share in over $60,000 worth of grants to improve services for children and families.
Five kindas in Polwarth have been successful for grants in the minor infrastructure category including:
– Camperdown Pre-school which will receive $10,000 to replace the sun shade/roofing
structure over the sandpit including the addition of a water tank and add swing structure.
– Terang Kindergarten which will receive $10,000 for the installation of a shade structure over the sandpit area to increase the shade available to educators and children.
– Skipton Kindergarten which will receive $10,000 to install a shade sail and shade structure and purchase acoustic ceiling panels to improve the sound quality of the playroom.
– Derrinallum Pre-school which will receive $9,025 for the installation of acoustic roof panels, carpet flooring, acoustic pin boards and rubber chair stoppers to improve the sound quality of the learning environment.
– Lismore Pre-school which will receive $8,025 for the installation of acoustic roof panels, carpet flooring, acoustic pin boards and rubber chair stoppers to improve the sound quality of the learning environment.
A number of Polwarth kindas will also receive IT grant of up to $1,500 to purchase a new laptop, tablet or other digital hardware to boost digital learning programs and support administrative functions including:
– Terang Kindergarten – $1,500
– Alvie and District Kindergarten – $1,500
– Skipton Kindergarten – $1,500
Wydinia Kindergarton & Early Learning Centre – $1,468
– Lismore Pre-school – $1,500
– Colac East kindergarten – $1,468
– Derrinallum Pre-School – $1,500 –
– Mortlake & District Kindergarten – $1,098
– Apollo Bay Pre-School – $1,500
These grants form part of the Labor Government’s $50 million investment in the early
childhood sector through the building and upgrading of kindergartens and children’s centres across Victoria.
The Labor Government is also providing up to $83.7 million over four years in
additional funding to support kindergartens to transition to new staff qualification and ratio requirements.
Better ratios will mean more one-on-one time for every child and boost the value Victorian families receive from the time their children spend at kindergarten, in preparation for school.
Quotes attributable to the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Through these investments, the Andrews Labor Government is helping prepare children for the transition from kindergarten to school and boosting the value of early years learning for Polwarth families.”
“Our kinders need to be up to speed with the latest technology so our kids have opportunities to try different ways of learning.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State – improving the facilities of our early childhood learning environments is an important part of that.”