There will be even more opportunities when it comes to choosing a community preschool in Kingscliff, with Nationals Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest elated to announce that Kingscliff Mini School will be expanding their facilities to accommodate more places for vulnerable children.

The extension is thanks to more than $100,000 in vital funding invested under the NSW Government’s Capital Works Grants program, aimed at increasing places for children in community preschools.

Mr Provest welcomed the news and said the funding means more children in Kingscliff will have access to a quality early childhood education.

“Research shows that a child’s brain is most formative in the first five years of their life, which means enrolling a child in an early childhood is crucial for them to develop those vital skills that will prepare them for formal schooling,” Mr Provest said.

“This investment from the Liberals & Nationals means preschools in Tweed will have shorter waiting lists, parents will have more choice when choosing a preschool and children won’t have to wait to start their preschool education.”

Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said Kingscliff Mini School is one of a number of services in NSW receiving Capital Works upgrades.

“Since the NSW Government’s Capital Works Grants program was introduced in 2013, we have allocated more than $70 million in increasing availability in preschool settings, allowing for thousands of additional preschool places,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The Liberals & Nationals are investing more in early childhood education than ever before, and I am glad the sector is finally getting the attention it deserves after years of neglect under former Labor governments.

“I must congratulate the staff at Kingscliff Mini School for their ongoing hard work and efforts. Geoff has been a passionate advocate for the sector and local families, and it is great to deliver for the Kingscliff community.

“We will continue to invest in the children of Tweed, because we know our future doctors, teachers and farmers are being shaped in our preschools as we speak, so an investment in them really is an investment in our future,” Ms Mitchell said