Sunshine Coast families to benefit from added early learning support

Families in the electorate of Fisher on the Sunshine Coast are set for more support to access early childhood education and care, with $200,505 in new funding from the Turnbull Government.

Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace today welcomed the additional support for much needed local child care and early learning services.

“The Turnbull Government is providing vital funding for three child care and early learning services in the Southern and Central Sunshine Coast delivering added security and support for local families.” Mr Wallace said.

“I am pleased to announce that more than $200,000 will go to child care and early learning services in Fisher through the Turnbull Government’s new Community Child Care Fund (CCCF).”

The funding will be delivered to Helping Hands Beerwah, Helping Hands Landsborough, and Kidz Bizz at Glenview State School.

“This funding support is great news for Sunshine Coast families and it’s great news for local services, like Helping Hands and Kidz Bizz.”

“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, like attracting and retaining qualified staff.”

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

“I would encourage local parents to visit www.education.gov.au/childcare and complete the myGov Child Care Subsidy Assessment to start the switchover to the new child care and early learning system.” he said.

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

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Authorised by Andrew Wallace MP, Liberal National Party, 11/10 Lake Kawana Blvd, Bokarina, QLD, 4575