Frankston City gets new Building Blocks partnership
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More kinder places thanks to Vic Government and Frankston City partnership

by Freya Lucas

March 06, 2024

A new Building Blocks Partnership between the Victorian Government and Frankston City Council will create up to 248 new three and-four-year-old kindergarten places across the municipality. 


Victorian Minister for Children Lizzie Blandthorn visited Langwarrin Community Centre to announce the partnership, which will see the Victorian Government invest up to $14.25 million to support three new kindergarten projects. 


The partnership includes up to $6.75 million to deliver a new integrated children’s centre at the Langwarrin Community Centre, creating up to 119 kindergarten places which will be complemented by child and family services like Maternal and Child Health services and parent education programs. 


The Baden Powell Kindergarten will also be redeveloped to create a new three-room kindergarten, with a separate room for Maternal and Child Health services. Opening in 2025, the early learning facility will be built using modular construction and will deliver an additional 85 kindergarten places. 


With the addition of the Frankston partnership, the Victorian Government has now entered Building Blocks partnerships with 13 local councils since 2021. Statewide, this equates to 82 new and expanded kindergartens and more than 10,214 extra kinder places. 


“Every child deserves a high-quality local kindergarten in which to learn and play and this partnership will deliver hundreds of new kinder places for families in Frankston so more children can get the best start in life,” Ms Blandthorn said.  

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