The Turnbull Government will ensure all McMillan children can access 15 hours of preschool a week under a new
agreement for early childhood education.
Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said more than 3000 children in McMillan were set to reap the benefits of the
additional $3.9m funding announced by the Turnbull Government for preschool education.
“We’re focused on ensuring children in McMillan and across Australia have the best possible start to their education,”
Mr Broadbent said.
“We know that a quality preschool education is essential for laying the foundations for successful learning, including
transition to full-time school and future school success.
“That’s why we’re delivering $3.9m for the 3,117 preschoolers in McMillan.
“Our commitment means certainty that all children in the year before school will continue to have access to 15 hours
of preschool a week (600 hours a year) in 2018.
“Combined with the landmark child care reforms we passed through Parliament earlier this year, this announcement
will make child care and early learning more affordable and accessible for Australian families.”
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government had extended the National
Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education.
“The 2018 extension of the National Partnership Agreement will provide certainty and consistency for Australian
families, preschools and long day care centres as we implement our school and child care reforms next year,” Minister
“It will also allow for proper discussions with the states and territories on how we fairly guarantee at least 15 hours of
preschool beyond that, given the very different models of preschool delivery that apply from one state to another.
“This extension to preschool support, combined with our landmark child care and early learning reforms, makes the
Turnbull Government’s commitment to early childhood education clear.”