Every new Victorian primary school set to open from 2021 will have a kindergarten on-site or next door. We're also working to identify a number of existing government schools which could have kindergartens built on-site. We’ll add kindergarten facilities to some schools every year from 2022-2029, which will support the extra capacity needed to deliver places for Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.
Building co-located kindergarten on or next to school sites provides many benefits for Victorian families, including making:
Having kindergartens and schools on the same site also helps create a hub that benefits the whole community. We are working closely with local government to plan for new kindergartens and community facilities. Each new kindergarten facility will be built to ensure the best educational outcomes for the children, making sure they get the most out of their early learning.
Where will these new kindergartens be?
The new kindergartens will either be located on, or next to, the following new school sites:
A New School Planning Fund has been established to plan further schools beyond this.
We've started planning the first kindergartens at existing school sites, which will be operational in 2022;
Watch out for more announcements this year.
These new kindergartens will build on the number of co-located kinders this government has already invested in through previous grants:
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