Huntly families will have access to more kinder places, with work set to begin on the new Shine Bright Huntly Kindergarten.
Jacinta Allan, Member for Bendigo East today visited the Shine Bright Huntly Kindergarten to turn the sod on the $1.9 million new upgraded facility, of which the Andrews Labor Government contributed $350,000.
In partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo, the completed project will include an additional kindergarten room to increase capacity, enabling them to cater for three and four year old programs, and three additional rooms; two for Maternal and Child Health Services and one for Allied Health Services. The centre will be fully accessible for all people.
Construction is expected to finish in March 2020 and will provide local families with young children access to additional kinder places.
The state’s biggest early education build will continue over the coming years, with almost 1,000 new and upgraded kinders to come.
The Labor Government will invest more than $1.6 billion over the next decade to build approximately 785 new kinders and expand 170 existing services.
The is part of a $5 billion plan to ensure every Victorian child has access to at least five hours of subsidised three-year-old kinder by 2022, progressively scaled up to 15 hours per week over the next decade.
This will be the largest social, economic and educational reform ever undertaken in early childhood learning in Victoria’s history.
Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Bendigo East
“This will give local families a first-rate early childhood facility and ensure their kids get the most out of kinder.”
“Making Victoria the Education State starts with the early years – that’s why we’re delivering unprecedented investments in early childhood services.”