Posts tagged "Early Childhood"

Kindergarten improvement grants

Grants to upgrade kindergarten and children’s centre facilities are now open. The grants will also help enhance the services kindergartens offer local children and families. Mr Don Nardella MLA  today encouraged kindergartens and councils to apply for the grants to help ensure more children have access to a high-quality early learning program. Expansion grants of […]

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge & Jimmy Giggle

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA today said parents and carers who sign up to the challenge of reading to their children every day could win a visit from ABC Kids’ Jimmy Giggle for their local kinder or childcare centre. Mr Nardella said: Marking the kick-off of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early […]

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Melton parents urged to apply for funding to create local playgroup

Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA,  has today urged locals wanting to start a playgroup in our region to apply to share in the $50,000 Andrews Labor Government’s Great Start Community Playgroup Fund. Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, announced the new grants during the launch of National Playgroup Week. Mr Nardella said: “This […]

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Calling Victoria’s Best Early Childhood Professionals

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA, is supporting the Andrews Labor Government call for nominations to recognise the teachers and initiatives making a difference in the lives of young Victorian children and their families. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced that nominations are open for the 2016 Victorian Early Years Awards, […]

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