Boost for Northern Beaches Not-For-Profit Preschools in 2021

Preschool and day care centres across the state will be able to improve their services, with more than $11 million in funding announced today. 

A number of Northern Beaches Community Preschools have been successful in accessing funds from the Quality Learning Environment grants to help deliver various projects across the preschools.

The NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments (QLE) grants provide not-for-profit community and mobile preschools and not-for-profit long day care services across the State with funding of up to $15,000 to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments.

Member for Manly, James Griffin 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. 

The grants will fund improvements to physical spaces by enhancing the quality of the grounds and buildings of services. They can also be used to provide specialised educational programs for children to address identified educational needs.       

  • Harbord Kindergarten                                 $ 14,788.00
  • Farmhouse Montessori School                     $   7,500.00
  • Harbour View Children’s Centre                   $ 15,000.00
  • Manly Vale Community Kindergarten           $ 15,000.00
  • Manly Community Pre-School                     $ 15,000.00
  • The Roundhouse Children’s Centre              $ 14,966.00
  • Goodstart Early Learning Brookvale             $ 13,244.35
  • St James Kindergarten                               $ 15,000.00  
  • KU – Bligh Park Preschool                           $   4,725.00

 "Early childhood education is incredibly important and these grants will help educators provide high quality learning environments for our children," Mr Griffin said.

For more information on the guidelines of the QLE Grant, visit The Department Link.