Preschool funding pushes equal early education in Redlands

Redland families heading into pre-school will have better access to local facilities.

SCHOOL READY: Henry Pike with son Christian at the opening of Little Scholars School of Early Learning Redland Bay South.

SCHOOL READY: Henry Pike with son Christian at the opening of Little Scholars School of Early Learning Redland Bay South.

State and federal governments have committed to the preschhool funding agreement of up to $360 million.

The funding will benefit more than 1568 Redland kids in preparing for school over the next four years.

"This agreement will ensure local children have access to high-quality preschool options and are better prepared for their first year of school," Mr Pike said.

"Every child in the Redlands will now have the opportunity to attend at least 15 hours of preschool a week in the year before they start school."

The federal funding comes from a package of preschool reforms to improve participation and create equal national outcomes to improve preschooling across Australia.

"The Federal Liberal and National Government's investment in early childhood education also includes around $10 billion a year through the childcare system to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for families using childcare and to improve workforce participation," Mr Pike said.