Wentworth Preschool will offer long day care after much anticipated redevelopment

Wentworth Preschool will offer long day care after much anticipated redevelopment

by Freya Lucas

February 15, 2022

A major revamp of the Wentworth Preschool will see the existing preschool transformed into a long day care (LDC) centre and preschool after more than five years of lobbying and fundraising by preschool committee members.

 

“This has all come about after being successful with our grant applications from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, Wentworth and District Bendigo Bank and major contributions from the Wentworth Shire Council, David and Liz Dawes, Bob Jolley and the Community,” preschool committee member Annita Hawkins said.

 

Wentworth Shire Council Mayor Tim Elstone congratulated the committee on their fundraising efforts saying the upgrade will not only provide additional employment opportunities in Wentworth, but it will also meet the needs of the community and limit the need for extra travel with young children. 

 

“Parents currently working in Wentworth need to take their children to the nearest centres at either at Buronga, Merbein or Mildura,” he explained. 

 

CPM Building Contractors will undertake the extension works, which will accommodate a new entrance and foyer, office, two daycare rooms, staff room and amenities, with works timed to enable the existing Preschool to operate throughout the full construction.

 

The extension will make it possible to offer childcare as well as early education for up to 57 children, and is expected to be completed by 30 June 2022.

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