MAKING SWINBURNE AVENUE KINDER MORE INCLUSIVE

Gisborne kids of all abilities will find learning and playing easier while at kinder, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Swinburne Avenue Kindergarten in Gisborne will receive $91,600 to upgrade and refurbish its facilities, to create a more inclusive environment.

The program helps kinders become more accessible and inclusive for kids of all abilities by upgrading their buildings or playgrounds or to buy things like adjustable desks and chairs, moveable wheelchair ramps and soft padding for outdoor areas.

So far, a total 258 grants worth $6.4 million have been distributed to dozens of Victorian kinders.

The Labor Government has invested a record $123.6 million to build, expand and improve early years infrastructure across Victoria to ensure local families can continue to access great local kindergartens.

It has led to an additional 8,250 kindergarten places for 3- and 4-year-olds, as well as hundreds of new and revamped early learning facilities and playgroups since 2014.

It builds on the Government’s landmark $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, which recognises the importance of giving families support in early childhood so kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“We know how important early years education is for a child’s development, so we’re making sure no child gets left behind.”

“This work comes on top of the new playground, sandpit and sensory rock garden the Andrews Labor Government has helped deliver for Swinburne Avenue Kinder.”