Minister Mitchell visits Wingham Preschool to announce community grants

Minister Mitchell visits Wingham Preschool to announce community grants

by Freya Lucas

May 19, 2022

New South Wales Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell visited Wingham Preschool and Flying Fox Mobile Preschool earlier this month to announce that each service was successful in gaining two $10,000 community grants to support participation and access for children experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage.


The grants will be used by the services for training for educators and resources for families, for example, school bags with items required to start preschool or bus travel costs.


In anticipation of the visit the children at the preschool prepared a card and gift for Ms Mitchell with drawings and photographs of what they do at preschool. 


A Start Strong Capital Works project has also begun at Wingham Preschool with works due to be completed in January 2023. A new additional classroom will be provided to meet the increasing demand for preschool places at the preschool.


“Our community is looking forward to the completion of the Start Strong capital works project which will not only provide a beautiful new classroom providing additional places for children, but a storage, meeting and administrative facility for Flying Fox Mobile Preschool and a home for Wingham PlayStrong Playgroup,” a spokesperson said.


To read local coverage of this story, please see here. Image source; Wingham Preschool Facebook page