A preschool in Singleton has celebrated the official opening of an extension that will help reduce its growing waiting list.
Demand for childcare is high at Singleton Heights preschool, which received a grant of $330,000 from the state government to undertake the renovations, with $100,000 of its own funds.
Preschool director Neisha Dean says the extra space was badly needed.
“We had a very long waiting list, well over the 100 mark, so we’ve made a really good dent in that. By adding the new classroom we’ve added 20 children a day and that equates to 40 new families across the week.”
Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen said the growing demand for early childhood education reflected the Hunter Valley’s economy continuing to attract more young families to the region. He cut the ribbon on the new room with plenty of excited onlookers ✂️🎀
Originally published on Facebook by ABC Newcastle.