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- BY Nicole Pelette
NSW Government is accepting applications for the Quality Learning Environments (QLE) program 2020.
The Quality Learning Environments (QLE) program aims to support eligible early childhood education services to improve their learning environments to positively impact experiences and outcomes for preschool aged children.
The QLE program allows not-for-profit community preschools (center based and mobile) and not-for-profit long day cares to apply for grants of up to $15,000 (ex GST). Grants can be used to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments. This may include quality improvement initiatives to meet the needs of services impacted by bush fire and recent severe weather events or other emergency situations such as COVID-19.
Applications can be made for grants up to a total of $15,000 (ex GST) per service.
Eligible services can apply for funding under the following categories:
minor capital works – renovations and repairs to existing buildings or premises
infrastructure items – large items that form part of the physical environment of the service (such as mud kitchens, outdoor sports equipment, large furniture items or portable air conditioners)
incursions and/or excursions – the delivery of a specialised education program by an external provider within the service or outside of the service.
Services are only eligible to apply for QLE funding once per service approval (for mobile preschools, you can only apply under the Service Approval of your parent service, not the mobile venues).
Applications should include:
To be eligible for funding through the 2020 QLE program, a service must meet the following criteria: