Note – photo taken prior to COVID-19.

Families in Gisborne now have access to bigger, first-class kindergarten facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced the completion of Swinburne Avenue Kindergarten’s $735,000 upgrade.

The project has seen an extension to the current building, including new shared office space, child amenities, storage and a new meeting room for parents, staff and other health professionals. The upgrade will also provide families access to an additional 7 kinder places.

The Andrews Labor Government provided $500,000 for the project through the 2019/20 Children’s Facilities Capital Program, while Macedon Ranges Shire Council contributed $235,000.

This is part of a $5 billion plan to ensure every Victorian child has access to at least five hours of subsidised three-year-old kinder by 2022, progressively scaled up to 15 hours per week over the next decade.

This will be the largest social, economic and educational reform ever undertaken in early childhood learning in Victoria’s history.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP

 “Every child across Gisborne deserves the very best facilities to get the best start in life, and it’s fantastic to see this important upgrade completed.”

“The upgrade to Swinburne Avenue Kindergarten will give Gisborne’s littlest residents an even better kindergarten experience and strong support from a young age, so they’re ready and prepared for school.”