Families in Coburg will find it easier to look after their little ones, with the opening of a new one-stop-shop children's hub bringing together childcare, kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health services under a single roof.
Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited the Coburg Early Years Centre to officially open the $6.5 million facility.
The new centre provides 92 long day care places, three MCH consulting areas and an additional 24-place kindergarten room which offers both three and four-year-old programs.
The exciting project involved relocating Coburg Children's Centre and Elm Grove Maternal and Child Health services to a refurbished and adapted historical building, located within Pentridge Village Precinct.
The Andrews Labor Government has invested a record $123.6 million to build, expand and improve early years infrastructure across Victoria to ensure local families can continue to access great local kindergartens.
Coburg families are also benefitting from the landmark $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, which recognises the importance of giving families support in early childhood so kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos
"Looking after our littlest Victorians and giving them the best start in life is the smartest investment we can make.”
“We’re building world-class early learning centres right across the state, and delivering Australian-first early learning programs, so that every child is ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn
"The Coburg Early Years Centre is an exciting project that provides a one-stop-shop for families with kinder, childcare and MCH services in one place."
"It's great to see Coburg children benefit from a first-rate 21st century learning and family spaces – located within a beautiful and historical building."
Reviewed 19 August 2020