Kindy upgrade application gets to stage 2
NOTHING could wipe the smiles off the faces of Mundubbera Kindergarten mums, staff and supporters last week.
The group has learned their application for $220,000 under the 2012 Renovation and Refurbishment Grant Program for Kindergarten Services was successful to stage 2.
The kindergarten building is old and committee members are constantly fundraising to meet standards.
Lauren Sparrow, who wrote the submission, said she was impressed by the way everyone pulled together to get it done.
“We only had sixweeks to put together the application package which needed drafted plans, extensive quotes from builders, copious amount of other information and everyone was amazing,” Mrs Sparrow said.
“I know this is only the first stage but I’m really confident our renovations and expansions will happen.”
Deb Verstege from Lady Gowrie Queensland (the central governing body to which Mundubbera Kindergarten is affiliated) was visiting when the news arrived.
Ms Verstege said she was delighted.
“The front of the kindy will be renovated making it really inviting to parents,” she said.
“Parents have to enter via the side gate which isn’t ideal.
“Parental involvement with their children’s learning is important, so when they can more easily enter areas where children learn and play, they’ll be able to share and discuss kindy experiences.”
It is perfect timing for the facelift as next year Mundubbera Kindy celebrates its 50th anniversary.
If you want to assist in the Golden Jubilee celebrations contact 416 54170 or 4165 4140.
CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Mundubbera Kindy mums and staff celebrate after receiving the news stage 1 of their application for a $220,000 renovations grant is successful subject to council approval.