Families in Cobram have access to more kinder places and the first-rate early years services they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today welcomed the news that Eileen Taylor Kindergarten in Cobram has officially opened its $176,000 expanded facilities.
The upgrade includes a refurbishment of the existing office, kitchen, and foyer area. It will provide families access to an additional five kindergarten places.
The Labor Government provided Moira Shire Council $135,000 towards the new centre through a Children’s Facilities Capital Program grant.
The state’s biggest early education build will continue over the coming years, with almost 1,000 new and upgraded kinders to come.
The Labor Government will invest more than $1.6 billion over the next decade to build approximately 785 new kinders and expand 170 existing services.
The is part of a $5 billion plan to ensure every Victorian child has access to at least five hours of subsidised three-year-old kinder by 2022, progressively scaled up to 15 hours per week over the next decade.
This will be the largest social, economic and educational reform ever undertaken in early childhood learning in Victoria’s history.
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“Cobram families will reap the benefits of this upgrade and local kids will get the best out of kinder.”
“This is about giving children strong support from an early age, so they’re ready for school and ready for life.”