Bossley Park Preschool opens thanks to NSW Gvt capital works program

by Freya Lucas

November 12, 2019

A new council run preschool has been opened in the New South Wales suburb of Bossley Park, thanks to funding from the NSW Department of Education’s capital works program

 

The preschool, which is located on the site of Bossley Park Public School, replaces the  20-place mobile preschool that previously operated out of a classroom at the school, costing $1.4 million to construct. 

 

Using open plan design layouts to allow children to engage in multiple indoor/outdoor activities, the site was officially opened by Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone late last week, with the service now able to offer an extra 100 sessions of preschool per week for up to 80 children every week.

 

Mr Carbone spoke with local publication The Fairfield City Champion saying preschools are important not only for the educational benefits, but also for their role in supporting working parents. 

 

Prices for sessions at the preschool start from $10 a day for eligible families, with the Mayor saying that a key priority for the Council is providing high quality, low cost services which cater to the needs, interests and abilities of all children. 

 

Fairfield Council has close to 3,000 places across a variety of children’s Services, including:

 

  • 14 centre-based Early Learning Centres (0-6years) with fees starting at just $10 a day.

 

  • 10 supported playgroups

 

  • A family day care scheme with up to 60 educators providing education and care in a home-based environment.

 

 

For information on enrolment at Bossley Park Preschool and Council’s other early education and care services, visit the Fairfield City website, here.

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