REFURBISHING KINDERS IN EASTERN METRO

Hundreds of kinders are set to benefit from new and improved outdoor play spaces, plus televisions, laptops and tablets as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s latest kindergarten grants round.

It includes 35 kinders in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of 451 Victorian kinders to share in $1.64 million through this year’s Children’s Facilities Capital Program minor grants round.

Across the Eastern Metropolitan Region, projects will include refurbishments, expansions and IT equipment. The  35 kinders will share over $$120,000 to deliver these important projects for local kinders.

In total, there were more than 500 successful applications granted for kinders right across the state, from Horsham in western Victoria to Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland, as well as across metropolitan Melbourne.

The minor grants program provides infrastructure expansion grants of up to $25,000, to increase the space and capacity of kinders.

It also delivers minor infrastructure refurbishment grants of up to $10,000 to improve the amenity of indoor or outdoor spaces used by children.

Information technology grants of up to $1,500 are available to purchase desktops, laptops, tablets and televisions used for either learning programs or administration use.

The Labor Government is investing a record $123.6 million to build, expand and improve early years infrastructure across Victoria to ensure local families can continue to access great local kindergartens, including $10 million targeting growth areas.

Families are set to benefit from the Government’s $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, which provides strong support in early childhood so kids are ready for kinder and ready for school.

For more information on recipients and the program, go to schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos

“We’re giving our littlest Victorians the best start to life by improving their kinders and their services.”

“We’re delivering unprecedented investment in early childhood services across the state so our children can get the most out of their kinder years.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“These exciting upgrades will give our little residents in Eastern Metropolitan Region an even better kindergarten experience.”

List of funding.

  • Lipscombe Park Kindergarten Crodon Electorate $10,000 Refurbishment
  • Yarra Warra Preschool Warrandyte Electorate $10,000 Refurbishment
  • Alice Johnson Kindergarten Ferntree Gully Electorate $10,000 Refurbishment
  • Vista Valley Kindergarten Bulleen Electorate $10,000 Refurbishment
  • Flamingo Preschool Ferntree Gully Electorate $10,000 Refurbishment
  • Alexander Magit Kindergarten Ferntree Gully Electorate $10,000 Refurbishment
  • Watts Street Children’s Centre Box Hill Electorate $10,000 Refurbishment
  • Colchester Park Preschool Bayswater Electorate $7,000 Refurbishment
  • Eastmont Pre School Forest Hill Electorate $8,075 Expansion
  • Goodstart Early Learning Bayswater North Bayswater Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Arrabri Kindergarten Inc Bayswater Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Colchester Park Preschool Bayswater Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Blackburn Pre-School Box Hill Electorate $1,437 IT
  • Taralye Kindergarten Box Hill Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Minifie Park Early Childhood Centre Box Hill Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Doncaster Gardens Preschool Bulleen Electorate $856 IT
  • Goodstart Early Learning Croydon Croydon Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Goodstart Early Learning Mooroolbark Croydon Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Croydon Gums Kindergarten Croydon Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Goodstart Early Learning Ferntree Gully Electorate $1,487 IT
  • Barriburn Preschool Forest Hill Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Eastmont Preschool Forest Hill Electorate $649 IT
  • Birralee Preschool Forest Hill Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Syndal Kindergarten Mt Waverley Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Bestchance Children’s Centre Mount Waverley Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Mt Waverley Kindergarten Mount Waverley Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Nara Kindergarten Mount Waverley Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Vasey Park Preschool Inc Mount Waverley Electorate $900 IT
  • St Lukes Uniting Kindergarten Mount Waverley Electorate $900 IT
  • North Ringwood Preschool Inc Ringwood Electorate $1,477 IT
  • Greenwood Park Kindergarten Ringwood Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Ringwood Uniting Church Kindergarten Ringwood Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Deep Creek Child Care Centre Warrandyte Electorate $1,500 IT
  • TRY Beverley Hills Preschool Warrandyte Electorate $1,500 IT
  • Warrandyte Child Care & Preschool Centre Co-op Ltd Warrandyte Electorate $1,500 IT

 

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