Nyngan preschool are one of twelve services in the Barwon electorate to receive funding under the NSW Governments Community Grants program.
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced twelve Preschool services will receive $7000 to help increase the number of Aboriginal children and disadvantaged children participating in quality early childhood education in the year before school.
Mr Kevin Humphries said preschools including Coolah Preschool and Wee Waa & District Preschool have been successful in receiving funding.
Barwon projects funded under the Community Grants Initiative include:
- Nyngan Preschool Incorporated
- Wee Waa & District Pre-School Assoc Inc,
- Baradine Preschool Incorporated,
- Tooraweenah Preschool Association Incorporated,
- Warren Preschool Kindergarten Inc,
- Gulargambone Preschool Inc,
- Coolah Preschool Kindergarten Inc,
- Burren Junction Pre-school Association Inc,
- Gilgandra Pre-School Incorporated,
- Rainbow Preschool Association Inc,
- Warrumbungle Shire Council – Yuluwirri Kids Coonabarabran Preschool & Long Day Care Centre,
- Warrumbungle Shire Council – Yuluwirri Kids/Connect Five – Monkey Room.
“Grants like these go a long way in communities across Barwon and I am proud the NSW Government is investing in initiatives that support our community preschools and families that use these services.
“The Community Grants are flexible and preschools can use the funding for specific individual needs, such as transport initiatives for remote preschools, providing regular healthy breakfasts or new equipment,” said Mr Humphries.
Minister for Early Childhood Education and Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell said this investment is yet another example of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is making early childhood education more accessible for all families across NSW.
“Children have so much to gain from participating in quality early education – so programs like this where we can make preschool services more affordable and accessible for families is a no-brainer for me,” Mrs Mitchell said.
“Since the Start Strong program was introduced by the NSW Liberals & Nationals, we have already seen average daily fees reduce by 25 per cent and participation rates increase by a huge 40 per cent, and we are committed to continuing this positive trend.”