The ‘Save Globe Wilkins’ year long community campaign won a permanent home for the preschool, while also accommodating the needs of the growing school community at Wilkins Public School.
The Inner West Council has operated the award-winning preschool at Wilkins Public School for over 20 year and has been fighting to keep the doors of the service open since the Department initially announced it would not renew the lease.
Minister Mitchell made the announcement this morning to a packed room of parents and children at the preschool.
The Department of Education has issued a two year lease extension to the preschool and discussions are underway to secure the preschool’s permanent home.
Globe preschool is one of the only preschools in NSW to have achieved an excellence rating through the ACECQA National Quality Standard.
Quotes attributable to Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen
“Globe Preschool is the gold standard when it comes to co-locating preschools in our public schools. Thanks to the hard work and persistence of parents, carers and educators, one of the best preschools in our local community has been saved!
“This is a common-sense solution that guarantees the preschool’s future while also acknowledging the need to meet the growing needs of Wilkins Public School.
“I thank the Minister for stepping in to save our beloved preschool.”
Quotes attributable to Clr Darcy Byrne, Mayor of Inner West Council
“Parents can now have certainty that the doors of Globe Wilkins Preschool will stay open.
“I look forward to working with the Department of Education as we open an exciting new chapter for the preschool.”
Quotes attributable to Clr Anna York, Inner West Council
“Childcare is a necessity for inner west parents and we can’t afford to go backwards in the number of places and quality of care available.
“Globe is a special place and I’m so thrilled that it will continue to set the bar for public childcare services well into the future.”