Community to benefit from a year of free preschool following NSW Government commitment

Young families and children are set to benefit from a year of free preschool following the announcement of a massive commitment from the NSW Government.

The 2021 commitment will see $120 million help more than 44,000 three to five-year-olds attending community preschool.

Young families and children are set to benefit from a year of free preschool. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Young families and children are set to benefit from a year of free preschool. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston said the free preschool program has been supporting families since the beginning of the pandemic and was providing certainty for parents into the future.

"Since the initial announcement of our COVID-19 response, the free preschool program has saved countless services and jobs in The Hawkesbury while keeping our children learning during their most important years," she said.

"This funding will assist families to get on with working and support them to divert family income into other essentials.

"Families will have certainty moving into 2021, knowing that regardless of their financial situation their child will be able to continue with their preschool education."

Early childhood services opting into this program must continue to remain open and available to provide education and care.

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