Glen Innes Preschool will receive new outdoor play equipment

Bring the best into 2021 the Glen Innes Preschool has kicked off the new year filled with excitement when Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall dropped by the facility to announce a $15,000 State Government grant to upgrade its outdoor learning environment.

Mr Marshall said as a result of Glen Innes Preschool students making it into Santa's good books last year, the centre was receiving an exciting new play area.

"Over the past two years, Glen Innes Preschool has undergone both an internal and external transformation, with thousands of dollars being spent to modernise the preschool," Mr Marshall said.

"One change saw the facility's old, stationary play equipment relocated to the Deepwater Outreach preschool, leaving space for new equipment.

With the addition of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) grant the newly empty space will be filled thanks to the grant. A natural play space with plenty of hands on elements and shade for sun protection will be installed.

Mr Marshall said the area will include structures for climbing and promoting balance, and the equipment will help encourage children to engage in open-ended play.

"Based on its current enrolment, 110 children, between the ages of 3 and 5, will have the opportunity to play on and enjoy the new equipment," Mr Marshall said.

"I congratulate Director Robyn Cartwright and her team for the work they have already done improving the functionality of the facility, so that the families of Glen Innes can have the best possible early education experience."

The State Government's QLE grants provide not-for-profit community and mobile preschools and not-for-profit long day care services across the State with funding of up to $15,000 to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments.

The grants will fund improvements to physical spaces by enhancing the quality of the grounds and buildings of services.

They can also be used to provide specialised educational programs for children to address identified educational needs.