New chapter for Dromana Preschool

Published on 03 April 2019

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New chapter for Dromana Preschool

3 April 2019

Dromana Preschool has been expanded and upgraded to allow an increase from 22 to 33 children per session with the addition of a meeting room, new staff office, art sinks and children’s bathroom renovations.

Last week Mornington Peninsula Shire Seawinds Ward Councillors Antonella Celi and Simon Brooks joined Chris Brayne, State Member for Nepean, parents, students and educators to officially open the refurbished preschool.

As part of the upgrade, Mornington Peninsula Shire improved the play room, staff facilities, kinder accommodation and built a new entrance foyer to link the Child and Family Health Centre and Preschool together as a single facility.

This upgrade project was supported by the Victorian Government through a $200,000 grant from the Growing Suburbs Fund as well as a $25,000 Minor Capital Improvement Grant from the Department of Education and $400,000 contribution from ratepayers.

The Shire provided an additional $27,500 towards the installation of solar power and security access control.

Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said updating Dromana Preschool was an essential project for Council.
“Keeping our learning facilities up to date helps shape a brighter future for our next generation”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Antonella Celi “I’m very pleased to know that our local children attending the preschool will benefit from the new facilities and educators will have greater flexibility to utilise the space to deliver fun and enriching programs”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Simon Brooks said “the Preschool currently caters for one child with a physical disability and five children with intellectual needs who, along with others, will benefit from the new and improved facilities for years to come”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Frank Martin added “it’s fantastic to see this essential upgrade complete with new education infrastructure providing enhanced teaching and learning outcomes for our local kids”.

The adjacent Dromana Child and Family Health Centre is currently undergoing an upgrade to reconfigure internal consulting rooms and create a new entrance through the linked foyer to the preschool; build new accessible compliant amenities; new kitchenette and a new waiting room.

If you need to make an appointment with the Dromana Child and Family Health Centre, please follow the normal process by calling 5950 1099 and our staff will be more than happy to book you in at another centre.

Construction is due to be completed by the end of June 2019.

For more information on projects taking place around the Shire, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/majorprojects

PICTURE CAPTION: Mornington Peninsula Shire Seawinds Ward Councillors Antonella Celi and Simon Brooks, Chris Brayne, State Member for Nepean, parents, students and educators from Dromana Preschool on site to officially open the refurbished facility.