The announcement by Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning that the Globe Wilkins Preschool will be maintained onsite at the Wilkins Public School is a big win for the local community, according to Jenny Leong MP, Greens Member for Newtown and Greens Inner West Councilor, Tom Kiat.
Jenny Leong MP says
“This is a big win for all the parents and local community who must be congratulated for campaigning so hard to keep this invaluable preschool in our community.
“It was our aim to ensure that the Minister was aware of the role that Globe Wilkins Preschool has played in setting the high bar of excellence in early childhood education over many years, and this announcement shows that this has been recognised.
“Building a new preschool at Wilkins will mean that the excellent work Globe Wilkins does with its Aboriginal Preschool Language program and its ongoing support for children with a disability, will continue and grow.
Greens Councillor Tom Kiat says
“This is a huge relief for the parents who have worked so hard to save their preschool from closure.”
“The parents in the community have successfully convinced the local Council, and now the State Government, that this preschool is too valuable to lose.”
“Greens on Council are 100% committed to maintaining and expanding our early childhood education services. At a time when our community is rightly demanding high-quality and affordable early childhood education, we can’t go backwards.”