Bullfrog Childrens CentreLong Day Care Centres in the Heathcote Electorate have received $192,990 to deliver more preschool programs and strengthen care and education for children.

Minister Leslie Williams joined me in a visit to Bullfrog Children’s Centre which received $8,250 to deliver a preschool program for children in the year before school.

“Long Day Care is the preferred option for many working families. We want to provide children with the same opportunity regardless of the type of service they attend,” Mrs Williams said. “This funding boost will enable centres to purchase additional resources, develop a preschool program based on the Early Years Learning Framework and to broaden staff skills, including upgrading qualifications”.

Other local Long Day Care Centres to benefit  include:

Bottleforest Long Day Care Centre    $7,260.00
Bright Futures Early Learning Centre – Menai   $8,910.00
Cherry Tree Kindergarten (Sutherland)   $11,220.00
Discover My World Early Learning Centre   $20,130.00
Engadine Gumnut Child Care Centre   $6,600.00
Engadine Kindy Castle   $6,270.00
Engadine TLC Childcare Centre   $11,880.00
Footprints Child Care Centre   $3,630.00
Goanna Patch Long Day Care   $5,610.00
Goodstart Early Learning Menai   $9,900.00
Happy Hearts Academy Early Learning Centre   $10,230.00
Heathcote Sunshine Kids   $13,200.00
Jumpstart Childcare   $2,310.00
Little Scribblers Early Learning Centres Sutherland   $3,630.00
Loftus Kindergarten & Child Care Centre   $5,700.00
Minbalup Pre School   $7,260.00
Oz Education Engadine   $8,910.00
Robertson Street Kindy   $12,870.00
Spunky Monkeys Early Learning Centre – Bangor   $8,250.00
The Kinder Garden   $4,800.00
Woronora Heights Community Preschool 0-5   $16,170.00
Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams said the grant program is an extension of the NSW Government’s reforms in early childhood education.“Preschools have already benefited from this Government’s reforms and we are now extending funding to Long Day Care centres,” Mrs Williams said.

“The new Long Day Care National Partnership Grants Program is part of an agreement between the NSW and Commonwealth Governments to increase participation in preschool programs for four and five-year-old children in the year before school.”