Heathcote Children's Hub
30 November 2017
I wish to draw the government's attention to an application from the Heathcote community for funding to establish an early childhood hub. Heathcote Community Children's Services Association has applied to create a hub that will provide care and education for up to 76 children a day as well as a kindergarten program for four-year-olds and flexible long day care options. The hub will also include consulting rooms for early childhood services such as a maternal and child health nurse, Bendigo community health professionals, pastoral care counselling and a range of educational programs such as parenting skills. This project is entirely community-driven. The absence of child care has long been an issue in Heathcote, which is why I was proud to support the community's application for funding, and I urge the government to do the same.