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New Centre Helps Meet Kinder Demand In Grovedale

23 May 2015

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today joined Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons and member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, to open the Grovedale Child and Family Centre.

The $6.58 million centre is part of the redeveloped Grovedale Community Hub, which brings a range of new children’s services together under one roof to an area with many young families.

The new centre offers 66 kinder places and 33 occasional care places, as well as maternal and child health services, playgroups, a toy library, parenting services and a community meeting space.

The Andrews Labor Government’s recent Victorian Budget 2015-16 is investing $50 million in the early childhood sector through the building and upgrading of kindergartens and children’s centres.

Infrastructure projects such as these ensure local children’s services have the space and flexibility they need to deliver 15 hours of kindergarten alongside a range of other vital early years programs.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos

“By bringing these services together under one roof we are ensuring Grovedale kids and their families can access quality health and early education services close to where they live.”

“Labor is investing in education from preschool to post-graduate and this new centre is providing quality early learning programs to Grovedale.”

“Our Budget has secured $50 million to build and upgrade kindergartens across Victoria, particularly in areas of high growth and disadvantage.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney

“Geelong families really value their early childhood services and I’m pleased to see this terrific new children’s and family centre in Grovedale being opened.”

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