Posted on 18. Jun, 2015 in Clayton Update
Today I joined the Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos and the Kingston City Mayor Geoff Gledhill, to officially open the Clayton South Kindergarten.
The $1.69 million centre has been built on the same site as Clayton South Primary School, which will support seamless early years education for local children and provide an additional 26 kinder places.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $50 million in the early childhood sector through the building and upgrading of kindergartens and children’s centres.
Infrastructure projects such as these ensure local children’s services have the space and flexibility they need to deliver 15 hours of kindergarten alongside a range of other vital early years programs.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos
“This fantastic new centre improves accessed for Clayton South families to quality children’s services close to home.”
“Our $50 million commitment to building and upgrading kindergartens is benefitting communities across Victoria, particularly in areas of high growth.”
“We know that participating in early childhood services and kinder makes a big difference to children’s lives, and I’m working to ensure all Victorian children get the benefit of these programs.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Clarinda, Hong Lim
“Local families really value their early childhood services and I’m pleased to be here at the opening of the terrific new Family and Children’s Centre in Clayton South.”