Two Ballarat kindergartens will share in $2 million to help them deal with increased demand for early year’s services.
Girrabanya Children’s Centre will benefit from 22 new long day care places and 23 occasional care places, increasings its number of licensed kindergarten spots from 22 to 33.
Mount Pleasant Kindergarten will receive a second kindergarten room.
Families and Childrens Minister Jenny Mikakos said the government was investing $83.7 million to help kindergartens improve staff-to-child ratios.
“Early childhood services and kindergarten make a big difference to children’s lives and we’re ensuring all Victorian children see the benefits,” Ms Mikakos said.
The state government worked with Ballarat City Council and the local community to decide where the investment was needed the most.
Buninyong MP Geoff Howard said: “we’ve listened to the advice of local council and we’re investing in early learning centres that need it most”.
Wendouree MP Sharon Knight said the state government was working to ensure all Ballarat children can reap the benefits of a first-rate early year’s education, including access to quality facilities.
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