$190,000 in grants received for three local childcare centres/preschools.

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State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr has announced that three childcare centres/preschools in the Electorate of Cessnock were successful in securing $190,000 collectively in grants as part of the NSW Government’s Local Small Commitments Allocation Program (LSCA).

Kurri Kurri and District Preschool and Kindergarten, Edgeworth Community Preschool and Edgeworth Childcare Centre will all benefit from the funding which will go towards upgrading and improving services for children across the Electorate.

The LSCA Program is a $37.2 million grants program, managed by the NSW Government. The program provides benefits to local communities and councils through a range of capital works, services and programs, events, supplies and equipment, charitable donations, and playground and park upgrades.

  • Kurri Kurri and District Preschool and Kindergarten secured $70,000 in funding for various projects including replacing the interior flooring within their learning spaces.
  • Edgeworth Childcare Centre secured $50,000 in funding for a variety of projects including towards the replacement of boundary fencing, the replacement of soft fall and to replace equipment for children to have a space to play and develop.
  • Edgeworth Community Preschool secured $70,000 in funding for a variety of projects including to remove and replace the current soft fall and extend the sail cover in the outdoor play areas.

Member for Cessnock, Mr Clayton Barr said:

“Investment into early childhood education is essential for our children to thrive. It is important to invest in early childhood education and give our kids the best start to their educational journey.”

“The projects that have received funding are essential to assist the development of our youngest citizens including flooring, outdoor playground surfaces and safety.

“This is just one of the ways the NSW Government is continuing to support children across our community.”