Day-care centre extension in Sachsenberg receives funding

New parents can rejoice: The Sachsenberg Protestant kindergarten is being enlarged - and space is being created for another crèche group in the Lichtenfels day-care centre. The district also supports the building project. First district councillor Karl-Friedrich Frese presented the mayor of Lichtenfels, Hennig Scheele, with another subsidy of about 175,000 euros.

Kindergarten places are very much in demand. At the Sachsenberg kindergarten, too, everything is already fully booked for this year. In order to respond to the demand and offer more space for the children, Mayor Henning Scheele is planning to expand the kindergarten. "We are very happy about the support and are grateful to be able to tackle this project now," he explains. The district had already contributed 106,500 euros to the project last year. In addition to this amount, the city of Lichtenfels will receive 175,000 euros from a federal programme and further funds of 23,000 euros are to follow from the state.

"It is important to us to support the expansion of the daycare centres in the district and thus create more places," says the First District Commissioner. "The need is there. Therefore, we want to support this measure with another 35,500 euros after successful completion." In order to be able to increase the quota of places in the meantime, the city had previously obtained special permission to also use the old kindergarten. However, this cannot and should not become the rule. The kindergarten director Sven Schramme initiated the expansion together with the city of Lichtenfels. The implementation of the project amounts to an investment volume of around 710,000 euros. The construction measures are to start in 2021 so that the new kindergarten can accommodate another kindergarten group after completion.