Preschool and day care centres across the state will be able to improve their services, with more than $11 million in funding announced today.
The NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments (QLE) grants provide not-for-profit community and mobile preschools and not-for-profit long day care services across the State with funding of up to $15,000 to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments.
The QLE grants are greatly welcomed in our community, especially after a tough year with drought, fire and COVID-19 for early childhood services.
The grants will fund improvements to physical spaces by enhancing the quality of the grounds and buildings of services. They can also be used to provide specialised educational programs for children to address identified educational needs.
The following services in Wakehurst have been successful in accessing a combined $85,000 from the QLE grants:
- Dee Why Children’s Centre
- Brookvale Children’s Centre
- Brookvale Occasional Care
- Goodstart Early Learning Cromer
- Beacon Hill Community Kindergarten
- Killarney Heights Preschool
- Uniting Care Forestville Preschool
Early childhood education is incredibly important and these grants will help educators provide high quality learning environments for our children.