The Illawarra to get six new public preschools

February 20, 2024 9:15 am in by
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Illawarra families are set to benefit as the NSW Labor Government reveals a record $769 million investment to build 100 new public preschools across NSW, including six in the Illawarra.

New public preschools to be built in the Illawarra:

  • Berkeley West Public School
  • Cringila Public School
  • Lake Heights Public School
  • Hayes Park Public School
  • Lake Illawarra South Public School
  • Barrack Heights Public School
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Co-located at public primary school sites, the new public preschools will be built over the next three years in areas of greatest need across NSW.

After more than a decade of decline in education outcomes, the NSW Government will prioritise quality education in the early years, giving every child the best start for success.

The public preschools will improve access for families across NSW, with sites selected by a NSW Department of Education Panel, overseen by an independent chair and probity advisor, based on rigorous assessment criteria which considered educational need, child development and socioeconomic data, preschool demand, infrastructure feasibility and insights gained through consultation.

Co-locating public preschools with existing schools will ensure children are ready for kindergarten and will assist busy working families with cost-of-living pressures, help avoid the double drop off, make the transition to school as seamless as possible.