NEW, bigger, mobile or renovated preschools could be funded through a $6 million infrastructure investment into about 400 new preschool places across the state.
The Start Strong Capital Works Grants program aims to increase the number of places available in areas of high need and demand.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the program aimed to ensure enough space for an increase in enrollments across the region.
“Population data shows the number of preschool-aged children in NSW will increase by 6 per cent by 2021 and, locally, there are many preschools that are at or very close to capacity now,” Mr Marshall said.
“Children and families living in growth areas require high-quality preschool services that suit their needs and I encourage our local preschools to take advantage of this funding opportunity,” Mr Marshall said.
Applications for capital works grants are now open and close on November 2. Further information and applications can be found here.
“There are more children attending preschool for 600 hours in the year before school than ever before, and I’m pleased the government is making sure our services are supported,” Mr Marshall said.
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