Made to measure for three-year-old kinder in Maidstone – $1m KU facility to be built
The Victorian Government will provide KU Children’s Services with a $1 million grant to build a new $4.5 million children’s centre in Maidstone, Member for Footscray Katie Hall announced yesterday.
The facility will give families in the inner west of Melbourne access to 33 more funded kinder places, as well as providing access to a variety of allied health services for the neighbourhood children.
The Grant forms part of a $33.6 million investment by the Victorian Government in the 2019/20 Budget for the Children’s Facilities Capital Program and Inclusive Kindergarten Facilities Program.
As well as having provision to build and upgrade existing early years facilities to support the roll-out of funded three-year-old programs, funding allocations will also support the ongoing demand for four-year-old kinder across the State.
Speaking about the build, KU Children’s Services CEO Christine Legg said the provider was “very excited to be developing an integrated children’s centre at Maidstone that will provide long day care for 65 children, including kindergarten programs for 33 children”.
To learn more about the Victorian Government initiative, please see here.