Expanded ECEC options for Wonthaggi
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More spaces for early learners in Wonthaggi as expansion is announced

by Freya Lucas

August 02, 2023

The Victorian community of Wonthaggi will have more early childhood education and care (ECEC) options thanks to new and expanded kindergarten services being opened in the region.


Victorian Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep Ingrid Stitt visited Drysdale Street Kindergarten last week with Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale to officially open both the new kindergarten room and the maternal and child health facilities both colocated with Wonthaggi Primary School, bringing essential services for families together under one roof. 


The new kindergarten room creates 33 extra places for Three and Four-Year-Old Kinder, with new outdoor learning space giving children more room to learn through play, and new parking facilities making drop-off and pick-up times easier for parents. 


The expansion, which was delivered in partnership with Bass Coast Shire Council, was built off-site using modular construction – minimising disruption to the local school and community and bringing the new kinder space to life more quickly. 


The Drysdale Street Kindergarten expansion is one of more than 31 kindergartens on or near school sites delivered since 2021. An extra 10 kindergartens on or near school sites will be delivered in 2024. 


Learn more about the funding for construction projects in early childhood in Victoria here

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