Over $94,000 in Funding for Davidson Preschools

Monday, 04 June 2018

Seven preschools in Davidson will gain a total of over $94,000 in NSW Government Quality Learning Environments funding to enhance their service quality.

Jonathan O’Dea, Member for Davidson, announced that the following preschools have been successful in applying for the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments fund, with grants of up to $15,000 each:

Service Name

Award amount ex GST

East Lindfield Community Preschool

$15,000.00

KU - Killara Park Pre-school

$13,969.74

KU - St Ives Barra-Brui Pre-school

$11,120.00

KU - The Chase Pre-school

$13,499.91

Lady Game Community Kindergarten

$15,000.00

St Ives Preschool Kindergarten

$11,500.00

Uniting Forest Preschool Belrose

$14,784.00

“These preschools are committed to ensuring children in Davidson have access to top quality early childhood education, and I look forward to seeing children thrive as a result of this new funding,” Mr O’Dea said.

Minister for Early Childhood Education, the Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC, is very proud of the Quality Learning Environments fund and said the sector response has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Parents and carers can rest assured that their children are having the best start to their educational journeys with a quality learning environment,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Preschools can use this funding to cover items like shade cloths so children can play safely outdoors, kitchen gardens to teach children where their food comes from, or an outdoor jungle gym to encourage hand-eye coordination.”

The Quality Learning Environments program was introduced in 2018 and is part of the NSW Government’s $332 million Start Strong Program which was introduced in 2016 and has been extended to 2021.

For more information on the Quality Learning Environments program, visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/operating-an-early-childhood-education-service/grants-and-funded-programs/quality-learning-environments