Today Noah’s welcomed a $1.4 million grant from the New South Wales Government to fund a new Early Intervention Family Support Centre in the Shoalhaven.
It was the support that they received for the project by families, staff and community members that really got them across the line. They would like to thank all for your support.
The grant was awarded through the Restart Illawarra Fund announced at Noah’s today by the Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock
The new centre will be located at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Shoalhaven Campus and brings together services for local children and families that are currently spread across three locations in Nowra.
It will also house the new Kids Together™‘Demonstration Childcare Centre’ and be the Shoalhaven base for the UOW’s Early Start Program, providing student training and research, as well as connecting early childhood services across the region.
This news couldn’t be better. It means for the first time local families can access all Noah’s services in one place, making it more convenient for them and more comfortable for their children.
Noah’s really needed a bigger state-of-the-art centre to keep up with the demand for high quality, evidenced-based services that local families want.
It is also exciting for Noah’s to be working with UOW. This collaboration means better services for local families. The Early Start team leads the world in innovative early childhood focused thinking.
It is expected work will begin on the new centre in April 2014, with doors to open in early 2015.
If you’d like any information about the project, ask the staff at Noah’s or give Cindy Griffiths a ring on 0412 203 822.