New preschool opens on Eugowra Showground site
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New preschool opens on Eugowra Showground site

by Freya Lucas

January 25, 2024

A new preschool has been opened on the site of the Eugowra Showground by NSW Premier Chris Minns, Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib and Member for Orange Phil Donato.


“We’re focused on supporting communities recover from natural disasters and I’m so pleased to be standing here today to see something a lot of us take for granted,” NSW Premier Chris Minns said.


“Access to early education is so important for children and families because it establishes lifelong learning practices and it’s the key to getting parents back into the workforce,” he added.


“Today, we’re not only seeing that, but we’re also seeing a community take another step towards getting back on their feet.”


The preschool has been funded by the NSW Government and is managed by Cabonne Shire Council. The new facility features a modular classroom with space for almost 50 children, 15 full-time teachers as well as storage space, play facilities and an office.


It replaces another preschool facility, which had been located in Nanima Street, and which was destroyed in flooding. The opening of the new preschool represents another significant milestone for the community of 700 as it continues its journey toward recovery. 


Although temporary, until a new permanent site is established, the opening of the preschool gives families the support they need to return to work and local children a safe space to play, learn and enjoy.


“Opening the preschool today is another sign that we are in this for the long-haul,” Minister for Emergency Services, Jihad Dib said.

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