EARLY LEARNERS’ BEST START WITH NEW KINDERS ON SCHOOL SITES
World-class education helps our youngest Victorians learn, grow and get the best start in life – and the Andrews Labor Government is helping families ditch the double drop-off by making sure more kinder places are available on or near school grounds.
Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence recently announced that Wallan Secondary College will be one of 12 new or expanded kindergartens set to open in early 2025 – together delivering almost 900 more free kindergarten places.
The new facility will support our historic expansion of early years education and will deliver vital new places to help ensure children across Wallan get the best start in life as our community continues to grow.
Other new or expanded kinders on existing school sites will be located at:
- Tootgarook Primary School
- Devon Meadows Primary School
- Kerang South Primary School
- Mildura South Primary School
- Echuca Primary School
- Thornbury High School
- Broadmeadows Valley Primary School
- Wonthaggi North Primary School
As part of the $14 billion Best Start, Best Life reform, the Andrews Labor Government is making sure every new primary school has a kindergarten on-site or next door – ensuring the transition from kindergarten to school is smoother for children.
The Victorian Budget 2023/24 invests an additional $1.2 billion by building or expanding around 145 kindergartens – supporting the delivery of 15 hours of free Three-Year-Old Kindergarten each week by 2029 and 30 hours of free Pre-Prep each week by 2032.
Quotes attributable to Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence:
“We’re working to ensure families in Wallan have better access to early childhood education with this brand-new kindergarten.”
“This investment means more families can ditch the dreaded double drop off, making life easier for busy parents and carers”.