Steph Cooke and Sussan Callaghan stand with small children around a bright yellow climbing frame.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced a funding boost for early childhood services in Cowra.

The Carinya Early Childhood Centre has secured $7,798.11 from the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments Grants program to purchase outdoor equipment.

Ms Cooke said the new equipment was an investment in the future of Cowra.

“Our young people deserve all the possible support as they grow, particularly in the vital early childhood years,” Ms Cooke said.

“This Quality Learning Environments Grant is going to purchase important play equipment for these little learners and help them develop skills for the future.”

“Carinya is a fantastic service provider and I am so pleased to have secured this boost for their students. I know the new equipment will be well-enjoyed.”

Director of Carinya Early Childhood Centre Sussan Callaghan said she was delighted at the grant.

“It’s fantastic we have received this funding. We’ve got some monkey bars and a big obstacle course with ladders, big timber boxes and walking frames,” Ms Callaghan said.

“This equipment helps build motor skills, core and upper body strength, balance and coordination and allows the children to develop their own body awareness, which is so important as they grow.”

“We want to thank Steph for her support and helping to secure this funding. She regularly comes out and listens to us about what the sector needs and what our children and families need, which is wonderful.”