Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter was joined today by Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell to inspect the progress of the Capital Works extension at Singleton Heights preschool. Ms Mitchell said she is thrilled to see the project taking shape.
“Thanks to an investment of $330,000 from the NSW Government, Singleton Heights Preschool will be able to extend their service to provide a greater amenity for local families,” she said.
“This means more children in the Singleton region will have access to a top-quality early childhood education in preparation for primary school.”
Mr Johnsen also discussed the Preschool’s successful $15,000 grant for new flooring under the Quality Learning Environments program with staff.
“In this round of Quality Learning Environments grants, funds have been allocated for specialised educational programs and practices like art classes, yoga or dance lessons, along with service enhancements such as playground renovations or new carpet,” Mr Johnsen said.
“It is the Liberals & Nationals in the Upper Hunter who are committed to supporting preschools to ensure our littlest learners are getting access to the best quality early childhood education possible.”
Ms Mitchell added that these grants have eased some of the pressure off preschools in ensuring children are getting access to top quality early childhood education.
“As a mother myself, I know that often preschools have to rely on fundraising efforts to ensure their service is up-to-scratch physically, and to deliver programs that are more niche,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This funding will ensure all children, whether they are from Sydney or Singleton will have a positive early childhood education experience and actually really enjoy their time at preschool.”
Singleton Heights Preschool received $15,000 to build a second undercover veranda under a previous round of Quality Learning Environments.