New preschool for Bossley Park

Published Monday, 6th August 2018

Mayor Frank Carbone at the future Bossley Park.
Mayor Frank Carbone at the future Bossley Park.

Fairfield City Council has broken ground on its newest preschool in Bossley Park.

The 40-place Bossley Park Preschool will be built on the site of Bossley Park Public School, on Bossley Road.
 
It will replace the 20-place mobile preschool currently operating out of a room at Bossley Park Public School, offering an extra 100 sessions of preschool per week to the community.
 
The project will cost almost $1.4 million and is funded with grant money from the NSW Government.
 
Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said Council is committed to providing affordable preschool education, with prices starting from as little as $10 a day for eligible families.
 
“Providing high quality, low cost services means parents can spend time at work or study knowing their children are receiving the best care and early education in their lead up to school,” Mayor Carbone said.
 
“Every child deserves access to quality preschool education and the opportunities this provides.
 
“With 90% of the human brain developing in the first five years of life, preschools play a crucial role in a child's cognitive, physical, emotional and social development”.
 
“Quality early childhood education is one of the most important investments parents can make, which is why it is critical we provide an affordable, quality service for Fairfield City families.”
 
Council aims to complete work in time for students to commence at the end of January 2019.
 
Council provides quality programs catering for the needs, interests and abilities of all children. Council has close to 3,000 places at our Children’s Services, including:
 
• 12 centre-based Early Learning Centres (0-6years) and two mobile preschools starting at just $10 a day.
• 10 supported playgroups
• A Family Day Care scheme with up to 60 Educators providing education and care in a home based environment.
• Fairstart Early Intervention, a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), providing a number of early intervention supports including speech pathology and occupational therapy for children aged 0-12 years.
 
For information on enrolment at Bossley Park Preschool and Council’s other early education and care services, visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/cfs.