Giving Families In Growing Suburbs More Access To Kinder

22 August 2018

Hume families will have access to more kindergarten places next year, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced Hume Council will receive a relocatable kindergarten for Kalkallo in time to enrol children for 2019.

The Labor Government is providing more than $800,000 towards this project, which will be located on the corner of Seqoia Drive and Toyon Road in Kalkallo and offer 33 kindergarten places.

Two relocatable kindergartens have already been opened in Hume and another two in Wyndham this year.

Together, they’ve provided more than 407 sessional kindergarten places to meet the urgent demand for spots while more permanent centres were being built.

They are being delivered as part of a $4.25 million project, funded from the Labor Government’s Growth Areas Infrastructure Contributions, to meet the rapid population growth in these two key areas.

The Labor Government is investing 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.

Hume families are already benefitting from the Labor Government’s $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, which provides strong 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

“Hume’s population is booming and we are getting on with the job of creating more local kinder places to meet the needs of growing communities in Melbourne’s north.”

“We’re thrilled to provide Hume families with more kinder places because this is about providing the best start in life for our kids.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“This is a fantastic day for local families and the local community – it means children who are starting their education journey don’t have to miss out.”

“We’re giving growing areas the facilities and services their littlest residents need.”

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