Wentworth’s major revamp on track with community eager for more ECEC options
Construction works are continuing at the future site of Wentworth Long Day Care Centre and Preschool in the far south west of New South Wales, with the community eagerly anticipating the provision of more early childhood education and care (ECEC) options.
The project is a major revamp of the existing preschool which will further expand its services to meet the community’s needs, accommodating a new entrance and foyer, office, two daycare rooms, a staff room and amenities.
Windows and plasterboard have been installed, with the brickwork nearing completion in preparation for rendering.
“To see the building finally coming together is a realisation of a significant amount of hard work across the local community,” noted a joint statement from Wentworth Preschool staff and the Wentworth Preschool and Long Day Care committee.
“From those early committee members lobbying to get the idea for the centre going to the period now of transitioning to operations the combined effort of all involved has been significant,” the statement continued.
“The benefit the centre will have not only for the younger children and their parents of Wentworth and District, but also the added structural support for the great team already operating the preschool is incredibly exciting”
Wentworth Shire Council Mayor Tim Elstone toured the facility last week to inspect the progress and was looking forward to its expected impact on the local community.
“When this centre is completed it will provide great benefit to parents who have had to take their children out of town for care while they work,” said Mayor Elstone.
Building is due to finish in September. Major funding contributions for the project have come 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 Wentworth community.
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