Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (11:44): (2017) My question is for the Minister for Education.

What will the minister do to support the hardworking kindergartens in my electorate of Hawthorn as they are faced with growing demand for four-year-old kindergarten and braced with excitement for the roll out of three-year-old kindergarten?

Early childhood education gives our children and grandchildren the best possible start in life, and continued support from the Andrews Labor government shows we are the Education State.

I know, locally, West Hawthorn kindergarten has applied for funding towards an extra classroom to increase their capacity in terms of students and hours, to provide a meeting room for parents and to refurbish their toilets.

I support this application, and I look forward to the minister’s response.