Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today visited Aitken Hill Community Centre to officially open the new $7.72 million centre.

The new facility includes three kindergarten rooms with the capability of holding 33 preschool places each, maternal child health and waiting rooms, specialist consulting rooms, spaces for early years, family counselling as well as youth programs, multipurpose activity rooms, outdoor play areas and lastly a kitchen and staff planning resource area.

It will provide families access to an additional 99 kindergarten places.

The Andrews Labor Government provided Hume City Council with $1,600,000 towards the new centre through a Children’s Facilities Capital Program grant.

The state’s biggest early education build will continue over the coming years, with almost 1,000 new and upgraded kinders to come.

The Labor Government will invest more than $1.6 billion over the next decade to build approximately 785 new kinders and expand 170 existing services.

The is part of a $5 billion plan to ensure every Victorian child has access to at least five hours of subsidised three-year-old kinder by 2022, progressively scaled up to 15 hours per week over the next decade.

This will be the largest social, economic and educational reform ever undertaken in early childhood learning in Victoria’s history.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP:

“The Aitken Hill Community Centre will provide families with an opportunity to send their kids to a great early learning centre with new state of the art facilities.”