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Five kindergartens receive $27,082 in grants thanks to Napthine Government

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August 29, 2014

Member for Sandringham Murray Thompson today announced funding for five kindergartens in the Sandringham electorate who shared in $27,082 worth of minor infrastructure and IT grants.

“This is great news for local families as their children will be able to directly benefit from these upgraded early years services,” Mr Thompson said.

The grants are a result of the Napthine Government building a better Victoria by supporting 643 Victorian kindergartens and children’s centres to upgrade their facilities and IT systems through $2.9 million in grants.

Black Rock Kindergarten has received a minor grant of $10,000 to provide a flat deck surface, extend overhead cover to provide shelter and provide storage that converts to seating.

Grange Road Kindergarten in Sandringham has received a minor grant of $5,637 for tunnel and orchard development as well as a $1,105 IT grant.

Holy Trinity Anglican Kindergarten in Hampton has received an IT grant of $899 for a desktop computer.

Jack and Jill Kindergarten in Beaumaris has received a minor grant of $8,000 for the installation of an awning to create an undercover outdoor space, and

Nagle Kindergarten in Sandringham has received an IT grant of $1,441 for a desktop computer.

The Minor grants worth up to $10,000 each will enhance kindergarten programs by improving disability access, building better playgrounds, installing sensory gardens, building bigger playrooms and maximising storage space for centres.

The Information Technology grants worth up to $1500 each, will supply kindergartens across Victoria with around 200 desktop computers, 150 tablets, 80 laptops, 25 printers and 20 touch tables to better support early years teachers and staff. 

Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell said the grants were crucial to ensuring Victorian early years services can continue to deliver the world class learning programs for Victorian families.
“Victoria already leads the nation in early childhood education and care, and by improving early years facilities and infrastructure, we are making Victoria an even better place for families to raise their children,” Ms Lovell said.

Since December 2010, a record $120 million has been invested in building and upgrading facilities across the state, generating hundreds of jobs in building, construction and related industries.