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Hobart kindy to open in 2014

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Tenders have been called by the Tasmanian Government for the construction of a new kindergarten at Waimea Heights Primary School in Hobart.

The school in the suburb of Sandy Bay caters for around 260 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

According to Tasmanian Minister for Education and Skills Nick McKim, the new kindergarten will provide education and childcare for children aged three to five years. It will feature a building with two classrooms, a playground, civil works and landscaping.

“We know how vitally important those first years of learning and socialising are for our kids,” McKim said. “This redevelopment will cater for rising enrolments at Waimea Heights and provide modern, flexible facilities for students to thrive in.”

Work is expected to start in September and will be completed early next year. In the meantime, preschool care on site is being provided by Seagulls Childcare while after-school and holiday care are managed by Lipscombe Childcare Services.

The 2013-14 Tasmanian state budget has allocated $2.5 million to build and improve school kindergarten facilities.

 

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