Bridgewater Kindergarten in Narre Warren South has been included in the latest round of funding for the State Government’s Building Blocks Improvement stream.
The kindergarten will receive more than $2000 to fabricate, supply and install children’s change tables and update services to meet the needs of the kindergarten.
Narre Warren South MP Gary Maas said the funding would enable the Bridgewater Boulevard facility to help their students and staff.
“Building Blocks Grants are helping kindergartens improve their facilities and Bridgewater Kindergarten’s new change tables should help them to continue meeting the needs of the local community,” Mr Maas said.
“The State Government knows the importance of early childhood learning and is investing in facilities and three-year-old kindergarten so children get the best start in life.”
The change tables will be individually designed and custom built to maximise space and functionality within the kindergarten.
Each change table will be fitted with pull out stairs and side runners to enable children to independently access the tables.
Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt said that the investment was part of the government’s ongoing commitment to ensuring young children began their educational journey in the best possible way.
So far in 2021, 618 kindergartens across the state have already received a Building Blocks Improvement grant, sharing in more than $4.3 million in funding.
“We’re delivering unprecedented investment in early childhood services so our children right across the state can get the most out of their great local kindergartens ─ giving them the best start in life,” Ms Stitt said.
“We want to make sure all children can fully participate at their kinder, so it is crucial that we upgrade facilities and equip them with modern technology to create modern, inclusive and interactive learning environments.”