Narrogin’s mobile child care service to receive $20,000 funding
Posted on Wednesday, 6 June 2007
Children in Narrogin will soon benefit from a special one-off grant from the Australian Government.
Member for Pearce, Hon Judi Moylan has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough that the Narrogin Multifunctional Child Care Centre Mobile care service would receive $20,000 in funding.
Around 360 eligible child care services will receive a share in over $4.5 million in grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. These services are mainly located in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Eligible services included Mobile Child Care services, Multifunctional Aboriginal Children’s (MACS) Services, JET Creches, Indigenous Playgroups and some Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services.
Ms Moylan said the Australian Government recognised the importance of positive early childhood experiences and directly supports a range of child care services that offer flexile child care to families living within the Pearce electorate.
“The flexibility of these grants means these child care providers are now able to replace or upgrade equipment that is in most need of attention,” Ms Moylan said.
The funding can be used to upgrade furniture, toys, equipment, bikes, toys, books, games, white goods, cots, change tables, outdoor play equipment, minor repairs and maintenance.