A kitchen, bike track, playhouse and climbing equipment are just some of the new goodies kids in Dubbo and parts of Western NSW will get to benefit from thanks to a warmly welcomed state government cash splash.
To help preschools and not-for-profit long day care centres enhance their services, thousands will be spent as part of the quality learning environments grants program.
I am thrilled that the littlest learners in our region will benefit from this funding now and for years to come.Dugald Saunders MP.
The Gowrie Early Education Centre in Dubbo has received $8550, which will be used to buy shade sails to protect kids from the sun.
Centre manager Gemma Lavelle said the grant funding and shade sails would give kids the opportunity to spend more time outdoors.
She said the money would also help her organisation cater to the needs of a growing number of youngsters.
"We've recently extended our enrolments by 20 places and doubled our workforce since opening in 2017," Ms Lavelle advised.
State Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders visited the Gowrie centre to announce the grant on Monday.
"I am thrilled that the littlest learners in our region will benefit from this funding now and for years to come," he said.
Who else is benefiting?
- $8384 to Goodstart Early Learning on Wheelers Lane, for lockers and a playhouse.
- $7417 for Dubbo Christian School for climbing equipment.
- $9850 for Coonamble Preschool to build a chicken coop.
- $5932 for Cobar Mobile Children's Service to install soft fall, bedding, a cubby house and portable shade sail.
- $10,000 for Murrin Bridge Preschool to install climbing equipment.
- $10,000 for Burren Junction Preschool to construct a children's kitchen.
- $6579 for Bourke and District Children's Services Preschool to create a bike track.