Category: Minister for Early Childhood Education

Building New Community Playgroups Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to get new community playgroups off the ground, giving parents with young children more access to valuable support. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced 50 playgroups have been successful in receiving a 2018 Great Start Community Playgroup grant to help them establish themselves. The $50,000 investment […]

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Building New Community Playgroups Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to get new community playgroups off the ground, giving parents with young children more access to valuable support. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced 50 playgroups have been successful in receiving a 2018 Great Start Community Playgroup grant to help them establish themselves. The $50,000 investment […]

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Boosting Kinder Services For South East Families

Families in Melbourne’s south east are notching up some exciting kinder milestones, with an upgraded early learning facility opening its doors in Chelsea Heights and another getting underway in Mentone thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson visited Chelsea Heights Kindergarten today, joined […]

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Making The Call For Parenting Tips And Advice

The Andrews Labor Government is helping parents and carers who need a little extra parenting support through a free hotline and online service. The program – which runs for up to 10 weeks – allows any parent or carer to ask for tips, advice and guidance from an accredited parenting support worker either over the […]

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Turnbull To Scrap Kinder Funding

The Turnbull Liberal Government’s anti-education agenda has been exposed, with Budget documents revealing they plan to withdraw funding for 4-year-old kinder. It puts preschool at risk for thousands of little Australians – including almost 79,000 here in Victoria. The shock $440 million cut – as reported in the Australian Financial Review today – trashes a […]

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Enrolling More Koorie Kids At Kinder

More Koorie children are going to kinder in Victoria than ever before, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Early Childhood Education Minister Jenny Mikakos today marked the 30th anniversary of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, highlighting the progress that’s been made to lift kindergarten enrolment numbers for Aboriginal kids. The Labor Government […]

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Creating Places For Our Littlest Victorians In Ballarat

Ballarat families have reason to celebrate with the opening of a brand new kinder funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Sebastopol to officially cut the ribbon on the new $1.7 million Bonshaw Early Learning Centre on Morgan Street. The new learning space contains two kindergarten rooms, […]

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Boosting Kinder Services In Brunswick

Brunswick families can now access an upgraded and expanded kindergarten service at Hartnett House Integrated Children’s Centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Hartnett House in Brunswick to officially mark the completion of the children centre’s upgrade, and celebrate with the local community on this important […]

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Providing Practical Parenting Support In The Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is giving parents in the Latrobe Valley a friendly helping hand by hosting a series of free parenting seminars. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today encouraged parents to attend the free workshops run through the evidence-based Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. International parenting expert and Triple P founder […]

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Refurbishing Kinders Across Victoria

Hundreds of kinders will be getting new and improved outdoor play spaces, plus televisions, laptops and tablets as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s latest kindergarten grants round. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Swinburne Avenue Kindergarten in Gisborne – one of 451 kinders that will […]

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