Hon Judi Moylan

Pearce welcomes funding for new long day care centre at Gingin

Member for Pearce, Judi Moylan, today welcomed more than $1.2 million in Australian Government funding for new Long Day Care services in New South Wales and Western Australia. Ms Moylan said the Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator The Hon Kay Patterson, announced funding would be delivered to three new long day care centres into areas of need. ”This additional funding will create an extra 94 long day care places, including 27 for children, aged up to 24 months,” Ms Moylan said. “Locally, 47 places will be administrated over two years to a new long day care centre at Gingin, called Kids Inn Child Care. “This new centre will allow local parents to participate economically and socially within the community, while assisting families with dependent children to access high quality and affordable child care. “The Australian Government funding will contribute to the cost of running these services. “The funding is under the Long Day Care Incentive Scheme, which is part of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy – Choice and Flexibility in Child Care. “As part of the Scheme, up to $12.8 million funding over four years is allocated to community based and private child care providers. “The Australian Government is committed to Australian families and this allocation of funding will ensure families in Pearce continue to access high quality child care,” she said.

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