Big win! Globe Wilkins Preschool is saved!
In June this year it was amazing to join parents, kids, educators, the Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell, the Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen MP and Globe's Director, Judie Don, to hear the Minister's announcement that Globe Wilkins Preschool will continue on the Wilkins Public School site.
This is a big win for all the parents and local community involved in the Save Globe Wilkins campaign who must be congratulated for campaigning hard to keep this invaluable preschool in our community. We were pleased to be able to make sure that the NSW Government was aware of the role that Globe Wilkins Preschool has played in setting the high bar of excellence in early childhood education over many years, and this announcement shows that all the great work done in this preschool has been recognised. Building a new preschool at Wilkins will mean that the excellent work Globe Wilkins does with its Aboriginal Preschool Language program and its ongoing support for children with a disability, will continue and grow.
Greens Councillor Tom Kiat and some of our Inner West Councillors from across the political spectrum worked collaboratively on the campaign to save Globe. The Greens are 100% committed to maintaining and expanding early childhood education services.
We need more investment in publicly funded early childhood centres and preschools so that they are accessible to everyone - and this win is a big step in the right direction to achieving this.