The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

Kinder money


Kindergart­ens across the region are beneficiar­ies of the latest round of a State Government School Readiness Funding program.

Labor Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford announced Horsham, Ararat, Northern Grampians, Hindmarsh, Yarriambia­ck, West Wimmera and Buloke municipal councils were among funding recipients.

Horsham will receive $275,093 to support new programs and extra staffing across eight kindergart­ens. Northern Grampians will have $196,923 to share among four kindergart­ens, Ararat $90,048 for five, Hindmarsh $57,703 for four, Yarriambia­ck $8786 for three, West Wimmera $36,125 for three and Buloke $55,086 for five.

Services receive funding allocation­s based on the level of need from children in programs, with support available to all three and four-year-old children in funded programs including sessional and long-day care.

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