GOODSTART Early Learning Bathurst will use funding of almost $13,000 from the NSW Government to buy outdoor equipment, furniture and chairs.
The childcare centre has received receive $12,895 in funding under the government's Quality Learning Environments (QLE) grants for not-for-profit community and mobile preschools and not-for-profit long day care services.
The money is provided to buy resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the QLE grants are "greatly welcomed" in the community, especially after a tough year, with drought, fire and COVID-19, for early childhood services.
"Early childhood education is incredibly important and these grants will help educators provide high quality learning environments for our children," he said.
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The funding news continues a memorable few months for Goodstart Early Learning Bathurst, which recently received the highest possible industry rating under the National Quality Framework.
The "excellent" rating received by Goodstart Bathurst from the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority is only held by about 40 out of the 16,000 long day care, out-of-hours care, family day care and kindergarten/preschools operating in Australia.