Mobile preschools are back on the road, bringing early learning to children in rural areas

Mobile preschools are back on the road, bringing early learning to children in rural areas

by Freya Lucas

May 04, 2020

Children in the Singleton communities of Broke and Mount Olive will once again enjoy the early learning and fun provided by educators from the Singleton Mobile Preschool service when it returns to Broke Community Hall and Mt Olive Public Hall from tomorrow.

 

The mobile preschool service was suspended in March due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Government changes have allowed for its return, local news source The Singleton Argus has reported

 

The Broke Community Hall will host the preschool, which caters for children between three and five years of age on Tuesday and Friday, with Mount Olive Public Hall being used on Wednesday and Thursday. 

 

Speaking with The Singleton Argus, Anthony Egan, Director of Business and Community Services for Singleton Council said the return of the service was a positive sign for the community, one which meant that all of the Council’s childcare services were once again fully operational, in keeping with social distancing and hygiene requirements. 

 

While long day care and outside school hours care services run by the council have remained in operation for the duration of the pandemic, Mr Egan said the Council was “very excited” that the change in conditions meant a return to full service, providing free-of-charge care for families, thanks to NSW Government subsidies

 

“We are very mindful of social distancing and hygiene requirements, and we hope previous users of the service and even some new families will take advantage of the opportunity for their children to attend for some fun and learning” Mr Egan concluded. 

 

To view the original coverage of this story, as produced by The Singleton Argus, please see here. 

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