Natalie Suleyman

Ardeer families will be able to ditch the dreaded double drop-off and access kindergarten and school on the same site, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman today announced a new kindergarten will be built on site at Ardeer Primary ­School.

The Labor Government will fully fund a new kinder which will include two learning spaces delivering 66 new kinder spaces for local kids as well as administrative facilities and state-of-the-art outdoor play spaces.

Set to open in 2022, this is a joint collaboration between the Labor Government and Brimbank City Council which has welcomed the development to improve access to early childhood education in Melbourne’s west.

In an Australian-first, the Labor Government has committed nearly $5 billion to deliver a full 15 hours of Three-Year-Old Kinder to every Victorian child over this decade, with the roll-out under way from the start of this year.

The landmark reform has started in six regional local government areas in 2020, with families in a further 15 regional LGAs to benefit in 2021 before access to an initial five hours per week is made available across the rest of the state in 2022.

As part of this roll-out, the Labor Government is building and expanding kinders across Victoria with a $1.68 billion co-investment with the early childhood sector.

Every new Victorian primary school set to open from 2021 will have a kindergarten on-site or next door, reducing the burden on parents and helping to build the Education State. This includes all 10 primary schools set to open in 2021 and all six opening in 2022.

The Labor Government will also deliver new kindergartens on existing school sites to support the roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and improve convenience for local families.

Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman

“Making Victoria the Education State starts with the early years, which is why we’re delivering unprecedented investment in early childhood services.”

“This means children living in Ardeer will not only get the best start to life at kinder, their transition to school will be made that much easier.”


Natalie Suleyman

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