Help us save Hurstbridge Preschool!

Help us save Hurstbridge Preschool!

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Sarah Wallis started this petition to TRY Children's Services and

Hurstbridge Preschool, 46 years as a local community kindergarten. 46 years disregarded by TRY Children’s Services, a “non for profit” organization closing our kinder because it’s “running at a loss”. How on earth does a professional organization divest of a preschool with zero parent communication, consultation or right of reply, right on the cusp of the 2022 kinder placements?

As a long standing local kindergarten, many Hurstbridge families and those from the surrounding rural suburbs have had 2+ children through the preschool, some who have attended and now have their own children attending. We had all hit the jackpot, the program on offer, including bush kinder and the staff. Whilst there are other great kindergartens in the area, none are comparable to what Hurstbridge Preschool has to offer.

The imprint this kinder has on the community is strong, we are connected and the fact that we haven’t even been given the chance to save the kinder is devastating. Why were we not given the courtesy or respect to act on a decision that impacts our children? We could have fundraised more, or ran it as a parent-run kinder, if given the chance. Some families have been left with no options for a comparable kindergarten, we were given less than 24hrs to find a replacement and with minimal surrounding preschools, we can’t see the overflow being absorbed.

Hurstbridge preschool is a magical place. It has the secret ingredient for the best learning environment. The staff have worked tirelessly to nurture, love and educate our children. Families drive over 10 minutes to Hurstbridge Preschool and with one visit, it’s easy to see why.

We will not accept this closure lightly. Please sign our petition and help save our kindergarten. Recently Panton Hill Preschool was saved for the 2020 year and Hurstbridge has been saved once before. We can do this, let’s make some noise!

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