11 Nov 2020 News

2021 School Readiness Funding

Every Victorian child attending a funded kindergarten program will get the most out of their learning and development with the final stage of Labor’s $160 million, Australian-first, School Readiness Funding roll out.

Services will receive up to $200,000 in funding depending on the number of children enrolled who face educational disadvantage.

This is the first time the funding will be made available to all funded kindergartens in Victoria, with the program now a permanent feature of Victoria’s early childhood education system.

About 1,700 kindergartens in 47 local government areas will receive this funding for the first time in 2021. Services delivering funded kindergarten programs for three-year-old children in 2021 will also receive this funding.

Australian research shows that one in five Victorian children start school developmentally vulnerable and, once behind, they tend to stay behind. Victoria’s success as the Education State starts in the early years and needs-based School Readiness Funding aims to reduce the impact of educational disadvantage on children’s learning and development and improve outcomes in communication, wellbeing, and access and participation.

Over $593,000 will go to kindergartens in the Eastern Metro Region, including:

  • Noni’s Nursery
  • Manningham Road Early Learning & Kinder
  • Nido Early School Templestowe
  • Wonderworld Childcare & Kindergarten
  • Bulleen Preschool
  • Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten Templestowe
  • Journey Early Learning Centre Templestowe
  • Moresby Avenue Child Care Centre
  • Mykidz Early Learning Centre Doncaster
  • Templestowe World of Learning
  • Doncaster Early Learning Child Care
  • Wonderland Childcare & Kinder
  • Twin Hills Preschool
  • Doncaster Park Kindergarten
  • Kalker Montessori Centre
  • Templestowe Heights Preschool
  • Yarraleen Preschool
  • Creative Play Early Learning Centre
  • Aurora Early Education Doncaster
  • Templestowe Valley Preschool
  • Templestowe Preschool
  • Lower Templestowe Preschool
  • Yarra Valley Preschool
  • Vista Valley Kindergarten
  • Cuddly Bear Templestowe
  • Doncaster Gardens Preschool
  • Doncaster Kindergarten
  • Bilingual Montessori Early Learning
  • Headstart Early Learning Centre Croydon
  • Yarra Valley Grammar School Early Learning Centre
  • Ladybug Early Learning Centre
  • Platypus Junction Croydon Pty Ltd
  • Maroondah Kids Early Learning Centre
  • Kids Own Early Childhood Learning Centre
  • Goodstart Early Learning Croydon
  • Discovery Childcare and Education
  • Lipscombe Park Kindergarten
  • Swinburne Children’s Centre Croydon
  • Manchester Road Early Learning Centre
  • Hewish Road Child Care Centre
  • Swinburne Children’s Centre
  • Bright Horizons Australia Childcare Croydon North
  • Dorset Early Learning & Kindergarten
  • Oban Kindergarten
  • Gray Court Preschool
  • Goodstart Early Learning Mooroolbark
  • Barngeong Reserve Kindergarten
  • Croydon World of Learning
  • Ellie V Pullin Kindergarten
  • Brentwood Park Kindergarten
  • Pinjarra Kindergarten
  • Pooh Bear’s House
  • Milestone Kindergarten & Early Childhood Centre
  • Goodstart Early Learning Croydon South
  • Croydon Early Learning Centre
  • Croydon Gums Kindergarten
  • Croydon North Kindergarten Inc
  • Kilsyth Kids Educare Centre
  • Croydon Central Kindergarten
  • St Johns Kindergarten
  • Mooroolbark Early Childhood Education Centre
  • ACE Child Care Centre
  • Andersons Creek Road Early Learning & Kinder
  • Carey Early Learning Centre Donvale
  • Doncaster East Daycare & Kindergarten
  • Deep Creek Child Care Centre
  • Minikins Kindergarten Childcare Centre
  • Pines Learning
  • Warrandyte Child Care & Preschool Centre Co-op Ltd
  • Montessori Early Education Centre
  • Catjump Preschool
  • Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten
  • Yarra Warra Preschool
  • Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East
  • Doncaster East Preschool Centre
  • Nido Early School Donvale
  • The Learning Sanctuary Park Orchards
  • Gumnut Gully Preschool
  • Deep Creek Preschool
  • Park Orchards Kindergarten
  • TRY Beverley Hills Preschool
  • Gloryland Childcare & Kindergarten
  • Goodstart Early Learning Doncaster East
  • Warrandyte Kindergarten
  • Kurboroo Kindergarten
  • Mykidz Early Learning Centre
  • Donvale Early Learning Centre
  • Burch Family Memorial Preschool
  • Donvale Preschool
  • Tunstall Square Kindergarten