Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

GUMBIRRA CHILDREN'S CENTRE TO BENEFIT FROM $8,530 NEW FUNDING

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Gumbirra Children’s Centre will benefit from up to $8,530 in funding to go towards enhancing the quality of their service.

Tanya Davies MP Member for Mulgoa visited Gumbirra Children’s in St Clair to announce the $8,530 grant provided through the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments Fund.

“Gumbirra Children’s Centre has shown an ongoing commitment to ensuring children in the St Clair area have access to top quality early childhood education which, as the local member, makes me extremely proud,” Tanya Davies said.

“The grant will go towards new outdoor shelters and shade to ensure the children can continue to enjoy the outdoors all year round.”

“It was my pleasure to announce $8,530 grant for Gumbirra Children’s Centre so they can continue to deliver high quality education to the people of St Clair and Erskine Park.”

Minister for Early Childhood Education said she is extremely proud of the Quality Learning Environments fund and the response from the sector has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Not only will this funding improve the quality of the learning environment for children right across the state, parents can also rest assured that their children are having the best start to their educational journeys as possible,” she said.

“Preschools will be able to use this funding to cover items like shade cloths so children can play safely outdoors, kitchen gardens to teach children where their food comes from, or an outdoor jungle gym to encourage a child’s hand-eye coordination.

The Quality Learning Environments program was introduced in 2018 and is part of the NSW Government’s $332 million Start Strong Program which was introduced in 2016 and has been extended to 2021.

For more information, visit:

https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/operating-an-early-childhood-education-service/grants-and-funded-programs/quality-learning-environments