Funds to support early education

Gloucester Pre-School
Gloucester Pre-School

Gloucester Pre-School will receive funds to help increase the number of Aboriginal children and disadvantaged children participating in early childhood education in the year before school.

Member for Upper Hunter, Michael Johnsen has announced Gloucester Pre-School as one of seven preschool services in the Upper Hunter electorate to receive up to $7,000 as part of the NSW Government’s Community Grants program.

Gloucester Pre-School is joined by Singleton Heights Pre-School, Children’s Services Community Management at Clarence Town, Murrurundi Pre-School, Quirindi Preschool Kindergarten Inc, Ooranga Family Mobile Resource Unit Assoc Inc and Scone and District Pre-School in being successful.

The community grants are flexible and preschools can use the funding for specific individual needs, like transport initiatives for remote parts of the electorate, providing regular healthy breakfasts or new equipment like backpacks for children.