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October 13, 2015

New kindergarten upgrade benefits Ivanhoe families

Morobe Street Children’s Centre in Heidelberg West will benefit from a $10,000 grant as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s promise to deliver new kindergarten infrastructure improvements. 

State Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines said the grant would fund the construction of an outdoor deck. 

The grant forms part of the Labor Government’s $50 million investment in the early childhood sector through the building and upgrading of kindergartens and children’s centres across Victoria.

This is a 35% increase in State Budget funding for children’s capital compared to the previous four years.

The Labor Government is also providing up to $83.7 million over four years in additional funding to support kindergartens to transition to new staff qualification and ratio requirements.

Better ratios will mean more one-on-one time for every child and boost the value Victorian families receive from the time their children spend at kindergarten, in preparation for school.

 Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP:

“Through these investments, the Andrews Labor Government is helping prepare children for the transition from kindergarten to school and boosting the value of early years learning for local families.” 

“Our kinders need to be up to speed with the latest technology so our kids have opportunities to try different ways of learning.”

 “The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State – improving the facilities of our early childhood learning environments is an important part of that.”