An extra $390,000 to provide critical child care services in Hume

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has welcomed the allocation of an additional $391,041 to support vital child care services in the region and help meet the needs of local families.  

Mr Taylor said four local services would receive funding through the Liberal National Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF), which helps improve access to childcare and increase workforce participation in remote, regional and disadvantaged communities.  

“This funding will help local child care services improve access to quality care, particularly in regional areas of my electorate,” Mr Taylor said.  

“It will be good for our local kids, good for our hard-working families and ultimately for our community. It will also have a positive economic benefit by allowing more local parents to get back into work or to take on additional hours if they chose.

The additional funds will support the following services:

Theaslea Pre-School, Colo Vale

Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre Combined OSHC

Teddy Bear Cottage, Warragamba

Step Ahead Kids Early Learning Centre, Thirlmere

“The funds will support these regional services to keep operating, or to fund capital projects to improve services and increase the number of places available.”  

 The Government has allocated more than $220 million to over 1,000 child care services through the Community Child Care Fund since 2018.

The Morrison Government is investing around $10 billion in child care this year to support around 1 million families. Our Budget delivered further support to reduce out-of-pocket costs for parents with multiple children aged under six in care and a commitment to a $2 billion preschool funding agreement for access to early learning for all children in the year before school. 

More information on the Community Child Care Fund can be found on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.