Extension creates more room for little learners in Oberon

Extension creates more room for little learners in Oberon

by Freya Lucas

November 26, 2021

Preschoolers at Oberon Children’s Centre, located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, are benefiting from a new learning space, funded through a NSW Department of Education Start Strong Capital Works grant, received in 2019.


The funding, Director Meredith Cox explained, allowed for the creation of a three to four year old space, and a four to five year old space, whereas previously children of all ages had learnt in the same room. 


Having the extra space means the service is able to operate five days per week for children of all ages, and offer more learning opportunities to the local community. 


The funding also supported the creation of a space especially for the educators, who now have a space to eat lunch and program, as well as making the service more accessible for those with additional needs. 


Ms Cox thanked Jay Bailey and his team at Bailey’s Home and Construction for doing “a wonderful job on the extension,” which is being enjoyed by the children.


“The kids are enjoying the new space and we’re lucky to have some good quality teachers who have helped with the new change,” she told local paper The Oberon Review.


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