More pre-schoolers in Goulburn will have access to state-of-the-art early childhood learning facilities and specialised educational programs, thanks to the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program.

Wendy Tuckerman, Member for Goulburn, today announced the following preschools and not-for-profit long day care centres in the region will receive grants of up to $10,000 under the program:

  • SDN Crookwell Preschool will receive $9,980 towards the extension of their veranda
  • YWCA Fairley Early Childhood Service in Murrumbateman has been allocated $9,979.21 for conducting bush excursions and purchase of outdoor play equipment
  • Goodstart Early Learning in Goulburn will be provided $9,123.20 to install bistro blinds and a new garden
  • Goodstart Early Learning Yass will receive $10,000 for outdoor renovation
  • Bundanoon District Community Preschool will be provided $8,900 for purchase and installations of a sand pit.

“I am thrilled that the littlest learners in the Goulburn electorate will benefit from this funding now and for years to come,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“These grants can be used to make physical improvements to early childhood services, like new gardens, jungle gyms or bathroom renovations, and can also assist the rollout of new learning programs, like music lessons or yoga classes.

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said it is crucial to continue to invest in the State’s youngest learners.

“Research shows the cognitive, social and emotional benefits a quality early childhood education has on our children, so it is important that as a Government we continue to make these important investments,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Our future doctors, lawyers, farmers and teachers are being shaped in our preschools and long day care centres as we speak, so an investment in them really is an investment in our future.”

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