The Victorian Government and Hobsons Bay City Council are investing in a new facility at Seaholme Kindergarten to ensure there are sufficient places for local families now and into the future.
The service will continue to operate while the works, which are expected to begin in late September 2023, take place.
During this time, children and staff will be relocated to another licensed children’s facility in Altona managed by Early Childhood Management Services and will continue to provide the highest education and care program the service currently provides.
The redevelopment is part of significant investment from the Victorian Government to increase capacity in kindergartens to support the rollout of free three-year-old kindergarten (up to 15 hours a week) for all children by 2029.
Including four-year-old kindergarten, this will give all Victorian children two years of free kindergarten.
Works update – The existing kindergarten at Parkside Crescent has been demolished and the new modular kindergarten is due to arrive on site in mid-late October. Once delivered on site, the building will then be connected and landscaping to the outdoor play area for the kindergarten will be undertaken. This is currently on track to be completed in early January 2024.