Preschools could receive a share of $15 million in NSW Government funding to ensure children have safe and engaging learning environments.
Two programs aim to enhance the quality of learning spaces and increase the number of children attending preschools:
- The Quality Learning Environment program will provide $10 million to enhance a preschool’s physical learning environment.
- The Capital Works Grants fund program will receive $5 million to increase the number of 600 hour preschool places in NSW, through building or renovation projects.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said everything needs to be done to ensure children attending preschools have the most modern and stimulating learning environments.
“This investment could cover items like shade cloths so children can play safely while enjoying the outdoors, a kitchen garden to teach children about where their food comes from, or an outdoor jungle gym which encourages a child’s hand-eye coordination,” Ms Berejiklian said.