Wednesday, 22 February 2023
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Jordan CRUGNALE (Bass) (14:40): (37) My question is for the Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep. How is the Andrews Labor government supporting our littlest learners and families as they return to kindergartens in my electorate of Bass? Thanks to the government’s Best Start, Best Life program, kinders in the Bass electorate will provide free three- and four-year-old kinder for up to 15 hours a week. As families are dealing with rising costs, free kinder will deliver savings and choices for local families. Many children in Bass have started kinder this year in a brand new and expanded kinder, and this includes a new kinder on site at Newhaven Primary School, with 66 places, an admin building, learning spaces and an outdoor play area, and also an expansion of Wonthaggi Primary School in Drysdale Street. I would appreciate any further information the minister can provide on how our government is supporting access to early childhood learning right across Bass and look forward to sharing that response with my community – and welcoming her any time to the electorate too.