An Andrews Labor Government will invest $250,000 in Kallista Kindergarten so our littlest ones get the biggest head start and young families get the support they need.

Shadow Minister for Children, Jenny Mikakos, and Member for Monbulk, James Merlino, met with staff at Kallista Kindergarten to outline Labor’s plan to modernise local kinders.

Labor will extend Kallista Kindergarten, creating an additional kinder room, new foyer and upgraded kitchen, office and toilet areas.

These kindergarten upgrades are part of Labor’s $1.3 billion plan to make Victoria the education state.

Quotes attributable to Ms Mikakos 

“Denis Napthine ignored kinders and early learning across Victoria – that’s why Labor will invest in these kinders to get them back up to speed.” 

“Labor will support young families and their kids as they begin the most important years of their lives.” 

Quotes attributable to Mr Merlino 

“I’m a kinder dad and I know that to get our kids the best start in life, it starts with the best facilities at kinder.” 

“Labor’s plan to make Victoria the education state begins here, starting with fixing Kallista Kindergarten.” 

Key Facts

  •  As part of Labor’s $1.3 billion plan to make Victoria the education state, Labor will invest $50 million to build and upgrade kinders across Victoria.
  • Denis Napthine’s last budget made no allocation for kinder capital over the next four years.
  • Any Victorian kinder upgrades that occurred in the last four years were overwhelmingly funded by the Federal Labor Government.