$25,000 Funding Boost For Long Day Care

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today announced that Long Day Care Centres in Baulkham Hills have received over $250,000 to deliver more preschool programs and strengthen care and education for children.

Mr Elliott said the funding will 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 ensure high quality care and education for our children, regardless of the type of service they attend,” Mr Elliott said.

“This funding boost will enable centres across Baulkham Hills to purchase additional resources, develop a preschool program based on the Early Years Learning Framework and to broaden staff skills, including upgrading qualifications.

“Maintaining a high standard of service delivery in early childhood education is no simple task. I commend all long day care centres in Baulkham Hills for their diligence and dedication to providing high quality care and education,” Mr Elliott said.

Other Long Day Care Centres to benefit include:

Atlas Childcare and Early Learning Centre     $5,280.00

Baulkham Hills Early Learning Centre $9,900.00

Bright Horizons Early Learning Centre – WPH           $4,950.00

Clovel Childcare & Early Learning Centre – Castle Hill        $4,950.00

Crestwood Preschool Kindergarten     $6,270.00

Dashing Ducks Pre-School         $8,250.00

Dashing Ducks Pre-School Castle Hill $3,960.00

Early Learning Centre Baulkham Hills $5,940.00

Explore and Develop Norwest   $13,860.00

First Grammar Baulkham Hills    $6,930.00

Giggles Child Care Centre           $16,170.00

Giggles Childcare and Early Learning Centre            $13,530.00

Gracelands Early Education Centre     $19,140.00

Headstart Early Learning Centre Bella Vista  $11,880.00

Headstart Early Learning Centre Norwest      $10,890.00

Hillsong Child Care Centre          $6,600.00

Keen Kiddies Early Learning Centre    $6,270.00

Kindalin Early Childhood Learning Centre – West Pennant Hills  $9,240.00

Learning Blocks Child Care Centre      $1,650.00

Little Amigos Childcare    $11,880.00

Little Angels Early Learning Centre (3 to 6 years )    $14,100.00

Neidpath Childcare Centre          $6,930.00

Norwest Child Care Centre         $16,830.00

Parkview Childcare Centre          $3,960.00

Playdays – West Pennant Hills    $13,530.00

Shine Preschool Carlingford      $7,200.00

The Hills Long Day Pre School  $12,210.00

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.”