REFURBISHING KINDERS IN GIPPSLAND
Thursday 19 July, 2018
REFURBISHING KINDERS IN GIPPSLAND
Hundreds of kinders are set to benefit from new and improved outdoor play spaces, plus televisions, laptops and tablets as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s latest kindergarten grants round.
It includes: Bass Valley Childcare Centre: Corinella, Poowong Kindergarten, Goodstart Early Learning, Conway Court, Traralgon and Drouin Kindergartens – which are some of 451 Victorian kinders to share in $1.64 million through this year’s Children’s Facilities Capital Program minor grants round.
In total, there were more than 500 successful applications granted for kinders right across the state, from Horsham in western Victoria to Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland, as well as across metropolitan Melbourne.
The minor grants program provides infrastructure expansion grants of up to $25,000, to increase the space and capacity of kinders.
It also delivers minor infrastructure refurbishment grants of up to $10,000 to improve the amenity of indoor or outdoor spaces used by children.
Information technology grants of up to $1,500 are available to purchase desktops, laptops, tablets and televisions used for either learning programs or administration use.
The Labor Government is investing a record $123.6 million to build, expand and improve early years infrastructure across Victoria to ensure local families can continue to access great local kindergartens, including $10 million targeting growth areas.
Families are set to benefit from the Government’s $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, which provides strong support in early childhood so kids are ready for kinder and ready for school.
For more information on recipients and the program, go to schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos
“We’re giving our littlest Victorians the best start to life by improving their kinders and their services.”
“We’re delivering unprecedented investment in early childhood services across the state so our children can get the most out of their kinder years.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:
“These exciting upgrades will give our little residents in Gippsland an even better kindergarten experience.”
|Bass Valley Childcare Centre, Corinella||IT Equipment Grant||Additional 3 iPads so both children and the educators can benefit from access to up-to-date modern resources.||$1,260|
|Drysdale Street Kindergarten, Wonthaggi||IT Equipment Grant||Upgrading of the class iPad and the purchase of a Bee Bot pack to enhance learning in literacy, numeracy and technology.||$1,500|
|Heyfield Kindergarten, Heyfield||IT Equipment Grant||Two iPads for planning and reflection of the children’s learning.||$1,500|
|Playground Beautification and Safety Project||Alterations to swing and slide area in playground and landscaping of grounds to beautify kindergarten entrance, plant native flora and a fruit tree plantation to provide additional shade and native habitat for wildlife.||$10,000|
|Westdale Kindergarten, Bairnsdale||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of a laptop and Bluetooth speaker for the delivery of educational songs for the promotion of learning||$1,483|
|Sale North Kindergarten, Sale||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of a new Desktop Computer to use in the Children’s classroom to assist with the delivery of the curriculum.||$1,500|
|Sale Combined Kindergartens Inc and Gwenfa Hampton Kindergarten, Sale||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of a Lap top to assist with administration, promotion of events, finance and policy. Gwenfa Hampton Kindergarten will purchase speakers to play music and stories for the children.||$1,500|
|Gwenfa Hampton Kindergarten, Sale||Upgrading Bathroom Facilities||Upgrade of original bathroom fittings and fixtures.||$5,260|
|Hyland Community Kindergarten, Sale||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of a lap top to assist in program planning and reporting. It will also be used to access webinars and online training.||$1,300|
|Poowong Kindergarten||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of iPads to implement a language program.||$1,118|
|Prom Cost Centre for Children||IT Equipment Grant||Replacement of outdated system.||$1,344|
|Goodstart Early Learning, Park Lane, Traralgon||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of desktop computer for use in delivery of programs, professional development and efficient administration.||$1,500|
|Goodstart Early Learning, Grey Street, Traralgon||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of desktop computer for use in delivery of programs, professional development and efficient administration.||$1,500|
|Goodstart Early Learning, Conway Court, Traralgon||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of desktop computer for use in delivery of programs, professional development and efficient administration.||$1,500|
|Goodstart Early Learning, Morwell||IT Equipment Grant||$1,500|
|Goodstart Early Learning, Drouin||IT Equipment Grant||$1,500|
|Goodstart Early Learning, Burke Street, Warragul||IT Equipment Grant||$1,500|
|Goodstart Early Learning, Sutton Street, Warragul||IT Equipment Grant||$1,500|
|Thorpdale Kindergarten||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of a new lap top computer for more efficient and timesaving administration.||$1,500|
|Entranceway for Kindergarten||Expansion for a dedicated, safe and secure entrance to the kindergarten.||$24,000|
|Drouin Kindergarten||IT Equipment Grant||Purchase of a projector and screen to enhance the learning opportunities for children and embed technology into the program.||$1,500|
|Bairnsdale Early Learning Centre||Flooring Upgrade||Replacement of flooring is worn with stains and general wear and tear.||$9,969|
|Longford Kindergarten||Increased Storage||Installation of purpose built floor to ceiling cupboards in the office area to store toys, equipment, records, and office resources.||$4,420|
|Wild cherry Steiner Kindergarten, Bairnsdale||Kitchen Upgrade||Upgrade to the kitchen and a servery for children to actively engage in the preparation of food.||$9,581|
|Maffra Queen Street Kindergarten and Occasional Care||Painting Indoor Children’s Playroom||Update and refresh the indoor playroom.||$9,878|
|Paynesville Kindergarten||Painting Upgrade||Refresh and update ceiling and walls of the indoor playroom.||$10,000|
|Gippsland Lakes Community Health Children’s Centre||Rainbow Serpent Path||A Rainbow Serpent Path to enable activities that allow children to use their senses such as touch and sight to explore the world around.||$10,780|