30 April 2018

Corangamite families to benefit from added early learning support

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Minister for Education and Training
Manager of Government Business in the Senate Senator for South Australia

Sarah Henderson MP
Member for Corangamite

 

Families in Corangamite are set for more support to access early childhood education and care, backed by new funding from the Turnbull Government.

Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson today welcomed the support for much needed local child care and early learning services.

“The Turnbull Government is providing vital funding for 10 child care and early learning services in Corangamite delivering added security and support for local families,” Ms Henderson said.

“I am pleased to announce that around $620,000 will go to child care and early learning services across Corangamite through the Turnbull Government’s new Community Child Care Fund (CCCF).

“I welcome this funding commitment, given how challenging it can be to provide quality, reliable care outside of the major metropolitan centres.

“This funding support is good news for Corangamite families and it’s good news for local services, like: Anglesea and District Community House, Anglesea Primary School OHSC, Apollo Bay Child Care Services, Colac Otway Shire Family Day Care, Golden Plains Shire Family Day Care, Inverleigh Occasional Care, Lorne Occasional Child Care, Meredith Community Centre, Moriac Primary Combined OSHC and Teesdale Primary Combined OSHC”

“It will ensure local services are sustainable and deliver for our community, helping to overcome some of the unique challenges that child care services in the city don’t face, such as attracting and retaining qualified staff.”

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new targeted CCCF is a key part of the Turnbull Government’s $2.5 billion reforms, which will help ensure child care is more affordable for those families who need it most, while giving vulnerable children a strong start in life.

“We want to help these valuable child care and early learning services take advantage of the Turnbull Government’s broader overhaul of the system to help us deliver more support for more families,” Minister Birmingham said.

“We recognise that Budget Based Funded services in particular often operate in remote and Indigenous communities and face unique circumstances, which is why we’ve guaranteed them a specific funding within the CCCF.

“This is a win for the many hard-working families who live in communities where access to quality, reliable child care is not always guaranteed.

Minister Birmingham said the switchover to the Turnbull Government’s new child care and early learning system starts on 2 July 2018, but urged families not to wait to the last minute to take action.

“Visit www.education.gov.au/childcare, estimate your new subsidy, and complete the myGov Child Care Subsidy Assessment to start the switchover to the new child care and early learning system.

Details about the Community Child Care Fund are available: https://www.education.gov.au/community-child-care-fund-0

 

30 April 2018