Funding for new equipment at Preschool

23rd Mar 2021

The Guyra Preschool and Long Daycare has secured two rounds of NSW Government funding to go towards purchasing interactive smartboards and outdoor play equipment. Armidale Regional Council General Manager James Roncon said the projects will greatly enhance the experience of the children attending the facility.
“While Council considers the feasibility for a new preschool, it is important we continue to nurture the existing facility by providing equipment and resources needed to boost the overall quality of education,” said Mr Roncon.
$20,000 of Community Building Partnership funding will go towards purchasing and installing new interactive smartboards that will provide children with a state of the art learning experience.
“The smartboards will be installed at the existing centre and moved to the new facility if it goes ahead,” said Mr Roncon.
“The interactive whiteboards will give children valuable experience using technology that will assist with daily development and engagement.”
The smartboards are expected to be installed in the coming weeks.
Outdoor play will also be taken to the next level after the centre received $13,873 of Quality Learning Environment Funding to go towards new outdoor climbing equipment.
“The current equipment is in need of maintenance due to its age, so this funding will enable the centre to provide a safe and engaging play space,” said Mr Roncon.
“The new climbing gym will allow children to develop skills and expose them to new challenges.”
The new play equipment will also be moved to the new facility.