Gywdir Mobile Children's Service receive $80,000 in funding for two new Toyota Troopcarriers

NEW VEHICLES: Polly Quinn, Renae Cronin, Dougal Quinn, director Wendy Baldwin, Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
NEW VEHICLES: Polly Quinn, Renae Cronin, Dougal Quinn, director Wendy Baldwin, Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.

Gwydir Mobile Children's Service (GMCS) provides a mobile preschool for small towns across the region, and now they will be getting two new Toyota Troopcarriers to ensure they can continue that service.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell were in Moree to announce $80,000 in funding to purchase the two new vehicles.

The travelling preschool stops at nine different towns throughout each week, amassing more than 1000km of travel.

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"Monday we go to Bellata and Gravesend, Tuesday we do Garah and Tulloona, Wednesday we do Boomi and Pally, Thursday we do Croppa [Creek], Mallawa and Bullarah," GMCS director Wendy Baldwin said.

"What we do is we roll out to the hall or the school, wherever we're going to be, unpack, have preschool and then we pack up and come back to town."

Mrs Baldwin said they try to replace the vehicles every couple of years.

"We were starting to get a little bit concerned because we knew it was time to swap them over," she said.

"If you swap them at 80,000 kilometres it costs you $35,000 to swap. If you swap them at 100,000 kilometres it costs you $50,000 to swap."

GMCS is run by a parent committee which Mrs Baldwin said has a lot of benefits.

"The beauty of it is that they're all farmers, so they're quite good business people," she said.

"The beauty of it is, because the cars are safe, we can say to people we'll be there."

The mobile preschool service is open to children aged between two to five years old and also welcomes playgroups.

"We particularly welcome new mums who really just need to have a conversation, they can come visit," Mrs Baldwin said.

"Rain, wind, hail or shine, flood or drought, we'll be there."

If anybody wants to enrol their children into the service, you can call Mrs Baldwin on 0427 525 720 or email wendy@gwydirmobile.com.au.