Member for Lara, John Eren, today joined City of Greater Geelong councillors to open the Norlane Child and Family Centre.
The $5.2 million centre will support local families by offering services including kindergarten, maternal and child healthcare and immunisations.
The Norlane Child and Family Centre provides opportunities for our youngest community members at a crucial stage of their development. A quality kindergarten program gives kids the best possible start in life, and the Centre has spots for nearly 100 kindergarten students to meet demand in the growing suburb.
It will also provide occasional care, playgroups, family support and parenting services. Maternal and child health services will be available, too.
The Labor Government is committed to making Victoria the Education State, giving students the best start in life.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $50 million in the early childhood sector through the building and upgrading of kindergartens and children’s centres across Victoria.
Infrastructure projects such as these ensure local children’s services have the space and flexibility they need to provide 15 hours of kindergarten alongside a range of other vital early years programs.
Quotes attributable to Member for Lara, John Eren
“Early childhood services are important to Geelong families. This centre will give our youngest community members the best start in life.”
“By bringing these services together under one roof we are ensuring Norlane kids and their families can access quality health and education without having to travel far.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos
“Labor is investing in education from preschool to post-graduate and this new centre is providing quality early learning programs to Norlane.”
“Our Budget has secured $50 million to build and upgrade kindergartens across Victoria, particularly in areas of high growth and disadvantage.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020