Category: Minister for Early Childhood Education

Playgroups Recognised In Annual Awards

A community playgroup that helps families connect with each other, first-time parents and the natural environment has won this year’s Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Victoria Annual Playgroup Awards 2017. Woodend Playgroup – part of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council – received the award from the Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny […]

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Boost To Services With New Kinder In Chelsea

Families with young children in Chelsea now have access to quality local kindergarten programs they need, with the opening of the new Chelsea Kindergarten. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the new $2 million kindergarten at Chelsea Primary School, which will improve local early childhood services and facilities. The new facility […]

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New One Stop Children’s Hub For Clayton South Families

Families in Clayton South now have access to a one-stop children’s hub bringing together kindergarten, school and community health services at the new Westall Community Hub. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the $8 million new integrated community centre, which is located on the same site as Westall Primary School and […]

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Victorian Early Years Awards Winners Announced

A teacher educating young children from Aboriginal backgrounds, and a program supporting refugee mothers and babies are among the winners of the 2017 Victorian Early Years Awards. Rachel Webb from Save the Children’s Nowa Nowa Kindergarten in Gippsland was named Early Childhood Teacher of the Year for her work helping children – many of them […]

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Launching Children’s Week Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Children’s Week celebrations across Victoria with dozens of fun, educational and free activities and events for local communities. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited the Collingwood Toy Library in Abbottsford to help kick off 2017 Children’s Week festivities. The Collingwood Toy Library is holding a Play, […]

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