Ditching the dreaded double drop off

A re-elected Labor Government will make sure every new Victorian primary school comes complete with a kindergarten.

Labor will invest almost $5 billion over the next decade to deliver a full 15 hours of three-year-old kinder, making sure about a quarter of Victorian families pay nothing at all and 65 per cent of the costs for families on higher incomes will be covered.

They will also add kindergartens to new schools under construction and slated for completion in 2019 or 2020 where possible.

In 2022, kindergartens will be built at Clyde North.

“Kindergarten is where a great education begins. We’ll make sure every new primary school in Victoria features a kindergarten, so kids get the best start in life,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.

“This makes sense. We’ve already said we’ll make sure all Victorian kids get an extra year of kinder – and now we’re taking action so that the school drop-off is just that little bit easier for parents.”

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