• $21,700 to improve early years services in Sale
• Gwenfa Hampton, Hyland & Sale North kindergartens to benefit
• Victorian Coalition Government is building better early learning facilities
Deputy Premier and The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan today announced Sale Combined Kindergartens would receive $21,700 to improve outdoors play areas and purchase new IT.
Mr Ryan said Sale Combined Kindergartens included Gwenfa Hampton Kindergarten in Fitzroy Street, Hyland Kindergarten in Cunninghame Street and Sale North Kindergarten in Marilyn Way.
He said a combined $8,700 would be provided to the three kindergartens to develop outdoor play and activity stations, and $1,500 to purchase a new computer to assist in the administration of the three facilities.
Mr Ryan said Gwenfa Hampton would also receive $10,000 to develop an interactive outdoor activity area, including a vegetable garden, and a further $1500 to purchase two tablet devices.
“This investment is great news for local children who attend one of these three great local kindergartens,” Mr Ryan said.
“The outdoor play and activity stations will be a welcome addition to all three kindergartens, creating a safe and stimulating environment for children to learn in.
“This additional investment at Gwenfa Hampton for an interactive outdoor play area and vegetable garden will be warmly welcomed by the children and their parents.
“The new computer and tablets will also be of great benefit to the centre’s dedicated staff, giving them the tools they need to operate these three kindergartens.
“The Nationals, working as part of a Coalition Government, are committed to giving local children the best possible start in life through improved early learning facilities.”
Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell said the grants were crucial to ensuring Victorian early years services can continue to deliver the world class learning programs for Victorian families.
“Victoria already leads the nation in early childhood education and care, and by improving early years facilities and infrastructure, we are making Victoria an even better place for families with children,” Ms Lovell said.
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