Steph Cooke sits on grass surrounded by preschool students. They all give a thumbs up and smile at the camera.

Coolamon’s Preschool will soon have even more building blocks for success with a grant from the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environment (QLE) program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today presented a $15,000 grant to purchase musical instruments, building blocks and a cubby house.

The grant is the third investment in the preschool from the QLE program, with $8,698.19 awarded in 2019/20 for climbing equipment and $15,000 in 2018/19 for upgraded soft fall areas.

Ms Cooke said the grants were an investment in Coolamon’s future.

“This new equipment will help the children at the Coolamon Preschool develop their skills and be even more hands on in their learning at this great facility,” Ms Cooke said.

“Just under $40,000 has been spent in the last three years upgrading the play areas and equipment at this important community preschool, every cent is focusing on ensuring these children get their best start in life.”

“Congratulations to the Coolamon Preschool Association Inc on securing this funding and I look forward to my next visit – which I expect will be noisier and more musical.”

Preschool teacher and Director Corie Flanigan said she was pleased the preschool would be able to buy the new equipment.

“We are very excited to receive the grant money, it takes the pressure off us as a community preschool to fundraise,” Mrs Flanigan said.

“It means we can continue to build our resources and engage the children in their learning.”