Funding to improve preschool access

Published: 29 Jun 2020

Families across NSW will have better access to community preschools with additional funding to increase enrolment capacity.

The NSW Government will fund $10 million to support the creation of additional enrolments as part of the Start Strong Capital Works Grants for preschools. 

Eligible non-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to build, renovate or extend their preschool facilities to support the additional intake of enrolments. 

Organisations can also apply to purchase a vehicle for a mobile preschool.

Applications for community and mobile preschools operating in areas of demand will be prioritised. 

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the NSW Government understands that preschool is incredibly important to a child’s development.

“This funding will ensure even more children in NSW have access to 600 hours of quality early childhood education in the year before school, giving them the social, cognitive and emotional skills to transition to school as well as benefiting them in the longer term,” Ms Mitchell said.

Applications are available online and must be submitted by Sunday 23 August 2020. 

Learn more about the Start Strong Capital Works Grants.

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