Bus students to benefit from funding

June 13, 2018

(from left) Lachlan Urquhart, Macie Close, Isla Brockie, Thomas Cole, Elsie Murray and Indi Bain celebrate funding announcement for Birralee Preschool.

Finley’s Biralee Preschool is set to receive upgrades to its facilities with money granted from the NSW Government.

The preschool will receive $13,491 from the Quality Learning Environment Fund to go towards enhancing the quality of its service.

Director Jessica Williams said the money will go towards the preschool’s Bush Kinder program and to the development of a safer bus stop.

There will also be enough money left over to improve the preschool lawns, and some minor upgrades for the Outside Of School Hours care.

‘‘We’re very grateful to receive this money,’’ she said.

‘‘Biralee has a lot to offer to the community and our kids so we need these grants to continue to thrive.

‘‘Once a week our kids go to Retreat Hall to take part in Bush Kinder and it’s important for their development.

‘‘They’re learning about different elements by taking part in scavenger hunts, making fire and going to the channels.

‘‘The money will go towards buying items and equipment needed to help advance our Bush Kinder program.

‘‘The bus stop is used by a lot of our kids who don’t live in Finley so it’s important to make it safer for the kids and easier for drivers.’’

The funding was announced last week by NSW Member for Murray Austin Evans.

‘‘Biralee Preschool Finley is showing an ongoing commitment to ensuring children in the Finley area have access to top quality early childhood education,’’ Mr Evans said.

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