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Victorian government announces free kindergarten policy

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The Victorian government has announced it will provide free kindergarten next year.

It will cost close to $170 million.

The Premier said it would save families around $2000 for every child enrolled in a participating funded kindergarten program.

Under the investment, subsidies will be offered to early childhood services providing funded kindergarten programs – meaning free kinder for four-year-olds and eligible three-year-olds attending a participating sessional kinder.

An extra $81.6 million will also go towards increasing the availability of before and after school care.

The motivation for the move is getting women back to work after the pandemic.

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