Kinder updates in the Ranges

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Macedon Ranges youngest residents are getting a boost to their early learning facilities through a share in $10 million to upgrade facilities and buy specialist equipment.

Children Minister Lizzie Blandthorn announced the grant recipients, which includes funding for 65 kindergartens to upgrade buildings and playgrounds, while 268 kindergartens will be able to purchase inclusive learning equipment.

Local kinders to receive funding include, Gisborne Montessori School, Goodstart Early Learning in Kyneton, New Gisborne, Riddells Creek and Woodend, Lancefield Kindergarten, Kyneton Kindergarten, Woodend Kindergarten and Rothschild Road Kindergarten.

Ms Blandthorn said the investment will ensure the state’s youngest learners have a world-class local kindergarten to learn and grow in.

“These grants ensure hundreds of kindergartens have the facilities and equipment they need to give Victorian children a great start in life- no matter their abilities,” she said.

The Building Blocks Inclusion grants provide up to $10,000 for inclusive equipment and $200,000 for building and playground upgrades.