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20 February 2024 Posted by 


Boost to four local primary schools
MOUNT Druitt families will benefit from expanded access to early childhood education as the NSW Government unveils the locations for 100 new public preschools across NSW.

This is the biggest investment in public preschools in NSW history.
Co-located at public primary schools, the new public preschools will be built over the next three years in areas of greatest need across NSW, including four in Mount Druitt.
Across Mount Druitt the NSW Government have committed to building co-located public preschools 
• Blackett Public School.
• Emerton Public School.
• Hebersham Public School.
• Shalvey Public School .
The NSW Government will prioritise quality education in the early years, giving every child the best start for success.
The NSW Government is investing a record $769M to deliver 100 new public preschools by 2027, including delivering preschools at new public primary schools. 
The public preschools will improve access for families across NSW, with sites selected by a NSW  Department of Education Panel, overseen by an independent chair and probity advisor, based on rigorous assessment criteria which considered educational need, child development and socioeconomic data, preschool demand, infrastructure feasibility and insights gained through consultation.
Co-locating public preschools with existing schools will ensure children are ready for kindergarten and will assist busy working families with cost of living pressures, help avoid the double drop off, and make the transition to school as seamless as possible. 
Member for Mount Druitt, Edmond Atalla said: “I am delighted to see the delivery of new public preschools for my local community of Mount  Druitt. This is a major investment, not just in expanding access to public preschools, but also for the future of the children of Mount Druitt. This investment in our community will see us reap rewards for years to come.”
Principal of Hebersham Public School, Mrs Betty Papandreou said: “This will give our youngest community members a great start to formal education at Hebersham  Public School. “As a principal I can see the wonderful impact this will make to our community.”



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