KOOTINGAL Preschool had been waiting more than three years for the moment, and yesterday they finally took the keys to their new building.
The preschool has run for decades out of a room at the back of the community hall in the village’s centre, but since 2010 the committee has been working towards a purpose-built building.
The new building means they’ve expanded from 23 places to 54 places and there are two rooms, an office, staffroom, laundry and a communal eating area for the children as well as a large play area.
“It’s all designed for a preschool and the kids are really excited. They wanted to be in sooner,” preschool director Tina Sipple said.
“We can’t move in yet because we’ve still got to get a licence for the new building, but we should be in by second term on April 29.”
Mrs Sipple said they have children on the waiting list with 10-12 children ready to start.
The new building is at the corner of Gill and Chaffey streets in Kootingal and is the result of fundraising and hard work by parents and committee members throughout the years.