NSW and Victorian governments plan new free 12 months of preschool education inside a decade

Younger kids could have an additional 12 months of training below a brand new plan from each the NSW and Victorian governments.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and his Victorian counterpart Daniel Andrews need to introduce the brand new 12 months for four- and five-year-olds.

For NSW households, it should start from 2030 and fall a 12 months earlier than what is named kindergarten.

Victoria plans to start out from 2025, with a 12 months of latest education earlier than what is named prep.

Kids would attend 5 days every week and it will be freed from cost.

“It should imply that, within the subsequent 10 years, each youngster in Victoria and NSW will expertise the advantages of a full 12 months of play-based studying earlier than their first 12 months of faculty,” the premiers stated in a joint assertion.

“On the identical time, it should profit lots of of hundreds of working households.”

The precise mannequin is but to be developed however each leaders have dedicated to working collectively to attain the reform.

In each states, the 12 months might be delivered in a preschool setting.

NSW Training Minister Sarah Mitchell stated knowledge confirmed preschool numbers had been rising however most youngsters solely attended two days every week, whereas this coverage would insist on 5 days every week.