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23 Aug 2019

Kinder Upgrade to Support East St Kilda Families

Families in East St Kilda have access to more kinder places and the first-rate early years services they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today visited Cheder Menachem Early Learning Centre in East St Kilda to open its $466,667 expanded facilities.

The upgrade includes:

  • A new kindergarten room accommodating up to 12 children ages 3 and 4 years old;
  • a new children’s toilet;
  • storage facilities;
  • admin facilities;
  • an outdoor balcony partially extending over the existing garden to provide outdoor play space for the additional children; and
  • lift and stairs for access for all abilities.

It will provide families access to an additional 40-42 Licensed places, 4-6 4yo kinder places, 10 3yo kinder places and 40-42 long day care places.

The Labor Government provided Cheder Menachem Early Learning Centre $350,000 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.

“East St Kilda families will reap the benefits of this upgrade and local kids will get the best out of kinder.”

—Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor

“This is about giving children strong support from an early age, so they’re ready for school and ready for life.”

—Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor

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