Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

FUNDS BOOST BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Monday December 12, 2016

Local schools can now offer more out of school hours care places thanks to a $30,000 grant from the NSW Government, Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies MP said today.

 

Tanya Davies congratulated Middleton Grange Public School on securing the grant from the Before and After School Care Fund, a $20 million NSW Government initiative designed to create more places in out of school hours care programs across the State.

 

“This funding is sure to make a big difference to our community, helping to provide more places in out of school hours care for local families,” said Tanya Davies.

 

Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams said applications are open for the second phase of Before and After School Care Fund grants.

 

“These grants are open to all schools that would like to establish or expand an out of school hours care program,” said Mrs Williams.

 

“Local councils that have unmet demand for before and after school care are also eligible to apply.

 

“Funding of up to $30,000 is available to help with costs such as fit-outs, tendering or equipment.

 

"Working parents need flexibility and we understand there is growing demand for before and after school care.

 

"Parents who need before and after school places are encouraged to get in touch with their school or local council and ask about these grants," she said.

 

For more information on the Before and After School Care Fund, visit the Department of Education website at:

http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/our-services/children-and-youth/out-of-hours-school-care-grant.