As a former early childhood educator, I appreciate the important contribution Playgroup Australia and many local playgroups make to strengthening families and the community – just like this one I visited in Lindisfarne during National Playgroup Week.
A Shorten Labor government will provide grants of:
– $15,000 to establish new, or expand existing, Toy Libraries or Playgroups or undertake minor capital works; and
– $5,000 for existing organisations to purchase new toys, books, paints, craft materials or other consumables.
This $6.1 million grants program is an important investment in providing children with the early education opportunities they need for the best start in life.