Young families in the northern part of Tweed Shire will have more choice and more opportunities for their precious young children.

A commitment from the NSW Government to accelerate the rollout of its $5.8 billion universal pre-Kindergarten program will see the construction of two new preschools at Centaur and Banora Point Public Schools.

“The commitment will bring forward $1 billion to commence construction on the first of the new preschools in the second half of this year, with the first 500 on public school sites to be completed within four years,” Mr Provest said.

“By 2030, every single child in NSW will have access to a full year of free, play-based learning in the year before school.”

This policy is a signature initiative by Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell.

Ms Mitchell said that she was pleased to be able to unveil the first 500 schools that will have purpose-built infrastructure for universal pre-Kindergarten.

“Universal pre-Kindergarten will require 100,000 places for our youngest learners, and we will deliver 50,000 in the next four years on public school sites alone,” Ms Mitchell said.

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is investing more than $15.9 billion in early childhood to deliver a brighter future for every child in NSW.  

This includes the introduction of universal pre-Kindergarten, the Brighter Beginnings initiatives, a workforce package for early childhood educators and the Affordable Preschool fee relief.