Community based kindergartens in Monash will have a new provider in 2021.
Ballarat YMCA has been appointed after an extensive process, according to the council.
This followed a decision by current operator bestchance to move out of Early Years Management in the City of Monash from the commencement of kindergarten in 2021.
Mayor Stuart James said the appointment was great news for the Monash community with the EYM provision now secure for 2021 and beyond.
Cr James acknowledged the support provided by the State Government in achieving this result.
“We made a commitment to the community that our priority was to provide a secure and viable EYM service and certainty about the continuation of kindergarten services in Monash and we have done so,” Cr James said.
“As a father, I appreciate the value of kindergarten in the lives of children and the contribution of these programs to their growth and development.
I’m delighted to welcome Ballarat YMCA to Monash and we look forward to working alongside them on the provision of this important service to our community.”