Fundraising from Ballarat’s Run For A Cause event will provide additional equipment and resources to meet the demand for our Cardigan Village Kindergarten.

The Kindergarten, which opened last year, has had an increased number of enrolments for this year.

Early Learning Area Manager South West Victoria, Paula Clarke said the service was established to cater for growth in the area and young families on rural properties.

"If we can reduce the stresses on families and create easily accessible education and care services for the community, we know there are better outcomes for children," Paula said.

"We have aimed to support that community with their own early learning service and create an opportunity for easily accessible kindergarten programs for three-year-olds and four-year-olds."

"It is important all communities have access to early childhood services.”

Our team in Ballarat received over $2500 as a charity partner for Run For A Cause.

The event raised over $40,000 for seven organisations that support early childhood services in Ballarat.