An extension on sessional kindergarten funding has been welcomed by the head of the Horsham and District Kindergarten Association.
Executive Officer Pauline Butler said the $45 million statewide contribution, which equates to about $230 per child for Term 3, will assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The contribution by the Government will reduce the costs to send a child to kindergarten by almost 50 percent," she said.
"This funding helps families out who might be struggling financially due to the pandemic.
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"It's very welcome."
Ms Butler said the contribution applied to funded three-year-old and funded four-year-old programs only.
During Term 2, kindergartens across the state experienced a drop in attendance, forcing the state government to announce free sessional services.
"Attendance has just about returned to normal; there are only a handful of children who are staying away until everything is back to normal," Ms Butler said.
"Kids are very resilient - they are more than happy to follow new rules."
The executive officer also welcomed the Government's cleaning grants, which gives up to $1500 to kindergartens to boost cleaning and hygiene practices.
"We adhere to all of the regulations, including cleaning toys surfaces and couches," she said.
"During the school holidays each kindergarten will undergo a deep clean too."
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