Bathurst MP Paul Toole has delivered some great news for Oberon Children’s Centre.
It has received funding as part of the $11 million announced for preschool and day care centres across the state to improve their services.
The NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments (QLE) grants provide not-for-profit community and mobile preschools and not-for-profit long day care services with support of up to $15,000 to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments.
As a result the team at the Oberon Children’s Centre have received $5160 to replace their worn out shade sails and give the kiddies sandpit a makeover.
Mr Toole said the QLE grants are greatly welcomed in the community, especially after a tough year with drought, fire and COVID-19 for early childhood services.
The grants will fund improvements to physical spaces by enhancing the quality of the grounds and buildings of services. They can also be used to provide specialised educational programs for children to address identified educational needs.
"Early childhood education is incredibly important and these grants will help educators provide high quality learning environments for our children," Mr Toole said.