First families to benefit from universal pre-Kindergarten in NSW


The first families across New South Wales to access the Liberal and Nationals Government’s landmark universal pre-Kindergarten reform have been announced in the Mid North Coast today.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the first 71 early childhood services from across NSW including Wagga Wagga, Mount Druitt, Kempsey, Nambucca, Bourke, Cobar and Coonamble will begin participating in the first stage from next month.

“Hundreds of families right across NSW will benefit from the Liberal and Nationals Government’s historic investment in early childhood education,” Mr Perrottet said.

“This first stage will ensure we get things right from the beginning – that includes capturing the diverse needs of children, families and communities right across the State.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the historic investment by the Liberals and Nationals will deliver significant growth in the development of children across NSW.

“In a ground-breaking move thanks to the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government, every family across NSW will have access to a full year of free quality preschool education for their children by 2030,” Mr Toole said.

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said universal pre-Kindergarten is one of the biggest education reforms in a generation.

“This investment will change lives, delivering enormous educational, social and economic benefits for the families and children of NSW,” Ms Mitchell said.

The services will be testing different elements of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s landmark universal pre-Kindergarten reform, including increased attendance, extended hours of operation, and transition to school programs.

Feedback from the first 71 early childhood services, which include Department preschools and community preschools, long day care and mobile services, will ensure a smooth state-wide implementation of universal pre-Kindergarten.

Alongside this investment, part of our long-term economic plan, the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is currently assessing opportunities to build the capacity of the sector, including investments in early learning facilities and a raft of workforce initiatives.

More than $5.8 billion in the 2022/23 NSW Budget was allocated to begin the delivery of a universal pre-Kindergarten year for all children in the year before school in NSW by 2030. It’s part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals’ $15.9 billion Early Years Commitment to deliver a brighter future for every child in NSW.

The 71 sites selected after an EOI process for universal pre-Kindergarten are:

1KU Ashmont Preschool & Family CentreAshmont NSW 2650
2Goodstart AshmontAshmont NSW 2650
3Yawarra Community & Child Care CentreBidwill NSW 2770
4Marayong Public SchoolBlacktown NSW 2148
5John Brotchie Nursery SchoolBotany NSW 2019
6Broken Hill Public SchoolBroken Hill NSW 2880
7Harrington Street Public SchoolCabramatta NSW 2166
8Canley Heights Public SchoolCanley Heights NSW 2166
9Lansvale Public SchoolCanley Vale NSW 2166
10Casino Public SchoolCasino NSW 2470
11Kubby House Childcare CentreCobar NSW 2835
12Cobar Mobile Children’s Services – Project 2Cobar NSW 2835
13Coonamble Public SchoolCoonamble NSW 2829
14Crescent Head Pre-SchoolCrescent Head NSW 2440
15Koonawarra Public SchoolDapto NSW 2530
16Dawson Public SchoolDharruk NSW 2770
17Dubbo West Public SchoolDubbo West NSW 2830
18Yates Avenue Public SchoolDundas NSW 2117
19KU Hebersham PreschoolEmerton NSW 2770
20Kempsey Pre School Long Day Care CentreEstella NSW 2650
21Amy Hurd Early Learning CentreGlendenning NSW 2761
22Goodstart Wagga Wagga Lake Albert RoadGlenfield Park NSW 2650
23Busby West Public SchoolGreen Valley NSW 2168
24River Street Early Learning CentreGreenhill NSW 2440
25Goodstart Early Learning Hassell GroveHassall Grove NSW 2761
26KU Hebersham PreschoolHebersham NSW 2770
27Kempsey Pre School Long Day Care CentreKempsey NSW 2440
28Amy Hurd Early Learning CentreKooringal NSW 2650
29Goodstart Wagga Wagga Lake Albert RoadKooringal NSW 2650
30Goodstart Early Learning KooringalKooringal NSW 2650
31Kooringal Child Care CentreLake Albert NSW 2650
32Lalor Park Public SchoolLalor Park NSW 2147
33Orange Grove Public SchoolLilyfield NSW 2040
34Lismore South Public SchoolLismore NSW 2480
35Liverpool West Public SchoolLiverpool NSW 2170
36Lurnea Public SchoolLurnea NSW 2170
37Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public SchoolMatraville NSW 2036
38Mayfield West Public SchoolMayfield West NSW 2304
39 Sarah Redfern Public SchoolMinto NSW 2566
40Connie’s Childcare Centre (Mt Druitt) – SSLDMount Druitt NSW 2770
41Mount Druitt Public SchoolMount Druitt NSW 2770
42Mount Warrigal Public SchoolMount Warrigal NSW 2528
43Giiguy GamambiNambucca Heads NSW 2448
44Teddy Bears KindyNambucca Heads NSW 2448
45St Marks Childcare Centre OakhurstOakhurst NSW 2761
46Goodstart Early Learning OakhurstOakhurst NSW 2761
47Goodstart Early Learning PlumptonPlumpton NSW 2761
48KU Shalvey PreschoolShalvey NSW 2770
49Lower Macleay PreschoolSmithtown NSW 2440
50Scribbly Gum DalaiSouth Kempsey NSW 2440
51South West Rocks Community Pre School IncorporatedSouth West Rocks NSW 2431
52St Johns Park Public SchoolSt Johns Park NSW 2176
53Oxley Park Public SchoolSt Marys NSW 2760
54Manning Gardens Public SchoolTaree NSW 2430
55Goodstart Early Learning TattonTatton NSW 2650
56Telarah Public SchoolTelarah NSW 2320
57Arncliffe West Infants SchoolTurrella NSW 2205
58Tweed Heads South Public SchoolTweed Heads South NSW 2486
59Villawood East Public SchoolVillawood NSW 2163
60KU Koala PreschoolWagga Wagga NSW 2650
61Goodstart Wagga Wagga Lake Albert Road

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