Sparking imaginations and inspiring friendships, the newly redeveloped McLeans Road Kindergarten in Bundoora was officially opened this week by Ingrid Stitt MP, Minister for Early Childhood, alongside Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson.
The former single-room kindergarten has been replaced with a state-of-the-art two-room facility, to provide fun and interactive learning for the centre’s 95 young students.
Striking the perfect balance of structured and creative play, the kindergarten’s modern outdoor area is feature-packed with play equipment and natural elements, designed to delight and inspire Bundoora’s budding learners.
City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said that the $4.1 million redevelopment of McLeans Road Kindergarten supports the growing demand for three- and four-year-old kindergarten programs and gives children the tools they need to successfully transition into primary school.
“Kindergarten programs play such an important role in guiding children to develop strong social and problem-solving skills and encourage a lifelong love of learning,” Ms Wilson said.
“With a history spanning back to 1977, we’re so pleased we’ve been able to fully redevelop and modernise the facility to welcome the next generation of students to McLeans Road Kindergarten.”
McLeans Road Kindergarten is located at 151 McLeans Road, Bundoora.
Applications are now open for 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten from this year through to 2024. Families are encouraged to apply for 2023 by 30 June to be considered in the first round of kindergarten placement offers. To find out more visit whittlesea.vic.gov.au/kinder, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9217 2170.
McLeans Road Kindergarten upgrade was delivered by the City of Whittlesea with the support of the Victorian Government’s Children’s Facilities Capital Program and the Growing Suburbs Fund.