Hon Judi Moylan

Mundaring and South West to offer quality assistance in child care

Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator The Hon Kay Patterson recently announced that the Australian Government’s Inclusion and Professional Support Program, part of the Child Care Support Program, had been established and would be fully operational by 1 July, 2006. Member for Pearce Judi Moylan MP today revealed that the Shire of Mundaring and the Resource Unit for Children with Special Needs, helping those in the Hills and southern regions of Pearce, had been chosen as preferred providers for the Inclusion Support Agency Role, as part of the program. “The Shire of Mundaring (helping those in the electorates of Kalgoorlie, Hasluck, O’Connor, Pearce and Perth) and the Resource Unit for Children with Special Needs (benefiting those located in the electorates of Pearce and O’Connor) were chosen in these roles as they have experience in the child care sector,” Ms Moylan said. “I am pleased that local residents will receive assistance from these important services.” The Inclusion Support Agencies will operate in 67 localities across Australia, providing child care services with high quality support. The agencies will assist child care services to include children with additional needs. Seven Professional Support Coordinators were also announced by the Minister last week. The Australian Government is providing funding of $75 million per annum during 2005-08 for the child care sector to ensure services are flexible and responsive to local needs.

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