Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke at Junee Preschool announcing some much-needed funding for upgrades.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke at Junee RSL Memorial Preschool announcing some much-needed funding for upgrades.

A major upgrade is on the way for Junee RSL Memorial Preschool, following the announcement of $291,600 funding.

The Member for Cootamundra today visited the Preschool to announce the funding boost, which will see the existing centre extended.

Ms Cooke said this grant is an incredible win for the community.

“I’m extremely excited to be here today to celebrate this funding announcement with the people who have put in the effort to help get it across the line – the staff and broader Junee RSL Memorial Preschool community,” Ms Cooke said.

“I know how much this means to the staff and parents of Junee and I’m so glad we have been able to secure the funding as part of the NSW Government’s Start Strong Capital Works Grants program.”

Junee RSL Memorial Preschool Director Rebecca Hart said the funding has come at a great time.

“The funding will allow us to put an extra room on the Preschool, which will be used to take more children,” Mrs Hart said.

“In Junee, there is a childcare shortage so this additional room means we will be able to offer more places to the community.

“We are incredibly excited for this – particularly for it to be up and running, as we really want everyone to be able to access adequate child care.”

NSW families with young children will have improved access to early learning with $8.3 million in grants awarded through the Start Strong Capital Works Grants program.

For more information, visit education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/operating-an-early-childhood-education-service/grants-and-funded-programs/capital-works-grants