Building more preschools in remote areas

Published 3rd July, 2017 in Education

The NSW Government aims to create up to 700 new early childhood education places with $10 million in funding for mobile or centre-based community preschool facilities.

Children playing at preschool

Providers of not-for-profit community preschools and mobile preschools in areas where there is a shortage of early childhood education places are invited to apply for the latest round of the $10 million Start Strong Capital Works Grants program.

Priority will be given to outer regional, remote and Aboriginal communities.

Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said the funding would ensure even more children in NSW would have access to 600 hours of quality early childhood education in the year before school.

“We’re investing in innovative approaches to improve access to quality early childhood education and to improve the provision of culturally safe and appropriate educational settings for Aboriginal children,” Mrs Mitchell said.

Applications close on 18 August 2017.

Find out more about the $10 Million Start Strong Capital Works Grants

Published 3rd July, 2017 in Education