Horsham kindergartens receive State Government grants

CHILDREN at two Horsham
kindergartens are set to benefit from improved venues.

Horsham Community Child Care Centre will use a $10,000 State Government grant to upgrade a bathroom.

“It’s been on the agenda for years,” centre director Stacey Faux said.

Demand for the centre’s services has reached a six-year high, mostly for places for children under three. 

Services are at capacity for children from birth to three.

“The maximum we can have in a group are 12 children, from birth to two and two to three,” Miss Faux said.

“Both groups are full.”

Spaces are quickly filling for kindergarten and long day care.

But there is still room in the three to four-year-old group.

Goodstart Early Learning Horsham will use its $9261 grant from the State Government to build a new pergola.

Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty visited both kindergartens on Friday to announce the funding.

“The two centres are among 87 kindergartens across the state that will share $700,000 in grants to improve play areas and venues,” he said.

The minor grants are part of the government’s $20-million children’s capital grants program.

Grants for integrated children’s centres and early learning centres are yet to be announced.

Horsham Rural City Council is developing plans for a Horsham North children’s hub.

The designs will form part of a Horsham Early Years Social Infrastructure and Service Plan.

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