Early years program extension
A new era in the provision of early years programs in Hindmarsh Shire will start in 2019 with new services at Dimboola, Nhill, Jeparit and Rainbow.
Horsham and District Kindergarten Association will provide kindergarten and childcare programs at Dimboola and Nhill and kindergarten services at Jeparit and Rainbow.
The association will take over services currently provided by Uniting, which has been responsible for early-years education in Hindmarsh Shire for almost 20 years.
Hindmarsh Shire mayor Ron Ismay, when announcing the change of service provider, thanked Uniting for its service and welcomed Horsham and District Kindergarten Association as the new service provider.
He said the association would work with the council and Uniting to ensure a smooth transition between service providers.
The council has invited families to attend information sessions to learn more about what this change means for them and how to enrol in services for 2019.
Sessions will be at Dimboola today, Jeparit on Monday and Rainbow on September 5. A Nhill session was yesterday.
People seeking more information can call the council’s community development co-ordinator Simon Landrigan on 5391 4444 or email slandrigan@ hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.