Waitlists for early childhood education Tweed will ease, with the NSW Government today providing funding for additional spaces at a local preschool through its Start Strong Capital Works Grants program. 

Pottsville Community Preschool is one of the Early Childhood Education services to receive over $90,000 in Minor Capital Works grants under Round 2, which aims to increase spaces at services for families. 

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said families can look forward to greater access to quality early childhood education 

 “The Start Strong Capital Works Grants program will make a real difference for our community, creating more preschool places for local families,” Mr Provest said. 

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, said this funding will support a variety of service improvements, including new builds, extensions and renovations of centre-based community preschools and it will also support the maintenance of preschool operations where there is an urgent need for capital works. 

“We want every child in New South Wales to have access to a quality preschool education, no matter their background or location, giving them the best start to life,” Minister Mitchell said. 

Since 2018, the NSW Government has provided over $62 million to improve access to preschool by creating additional community preschool places in areas of greatest need and demand.  For more information on the Start Strong Capital Works grants program, visit the Department of Education website