Victoria Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell
Murray Thompson Sandringham MLA
Minister Officially Opens Nagle Preschool
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell officially opened the refurbished Nagle Preschool in Sandringham on Sunday.
The State Government provided $56,000 towards improving accessibility and sustainability features at the preschool, which provides one of 43 Kindergarten Programs within the Bayside City Council Local Government Area.
Two additional $5,000 Grants, provided through Sustainability Victoria’s Victorian Solar in Schools Initiative and sustainability company Mojarra, were used to install a solar power supply and computerised monitoring system.
Nagle Preschool provides 46 four-year-old kindergarten places and offers a Kindergarten Program for up to 46 three-year-old children.
Ms. Lovell said apart from the improvements to the preschool’s entrance and storage facilities, the funding had also provided for an all-seasons ‘wet and dry’ play area, and a viewing window that would allow parents to observe their children at play.
“This is a great centre and it’s clear that parents and the committee of management are emotionally invested in creating a stimulating environment here at Nagle Preschool.” Ms. Lovell said.
Member for Sandringham Murray Thompson said the new sustainability features at Nagle Preschool included time-limited taps to reduce water wastage, a water tank, sky lights and the solar power supply, which feeds excess power back into the main grid.
“We cannot underestimate the value of what children learn at preschool, which is why the Baillieu Government is committed to securing the best possible learning environment.” Mr. Thompson said.
The official opening was followed by a barbecue to welcome all new pupils to Nagle Preschool.