Funding supports early education in O'Connor

14/5/2018

Families in O’Connor will receive more support to access early childhood education and care, backed by new funding from the Turnbull Government that seeks to address challenges in regional areas.

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said 29 child care and early learning services across his electorate would share in more than $6.7 million through the Community Child Care Fund.

The funding will help overcome some of the unique challenges that child care services in the city don’t face, such as attracting and retaining qualified staff.

“This is a big win for the many hard-working families who live in communities where access to quality, reliable child care is not always guaranteed,” Mr Wilson said.

“Communities in O’Connor will benefit from this support, given how challenging it can be to provide quality, reliable care outside of the major metropolitan centres.

“We recognise that services in regional communities operate in unique circumstances and need additional support to ensure we maintain a good standard of care throughout regional WA.

“For example, Budget Based Funded services often operate in remote and Indigenous communities and face unique circumstances, which is why we’ve guaranteed them specific funding.

Occasional child care is a really essential service for families who need to arrange care at short notice – I’ve been pushing for more Federal support for these centres since I was elected so I’m incredibly pleased with this outcome.”

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

Services in O’Connor to benefit from the CCF:

 

Bega Child Care & Mobile Creche Services

Esperance Outside School Hours Care

Giggle Pots Day Care, Corrigin

Great Beginnings Family Day Care Service, Narrogin

Hyden Occasional Child Care

Kalgoorlie Occasional Child Care Centre

Karri Kids Child Care

Kids Central Childcare, Darkan

Kojonup Child Care Centre play and learn

Kulin Child Care Centre

Lake Grace Early Learning Centre

Leinster Community Day Care Centre

Leonora Child Care Facility

Little Barrens Early Learning Centre, Hopetoun

Little Taddies Child Care Centre, Pemberton

Little Whalers Child Care Centre, Denmark

Milly Molly Mandy's Child Care Centre, Brookton

Narrogin Multifunctional Child Care Centre Mobile

Narrogin Outside School Hours Care

Narrogin Regional Child Care Services

One Tree Kambalda Children's Service

Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre, Albany

The Cub House, Ravensthorpe

Wagin Huggle Bears Daycare

Walpole Child Care Centre

Wanslea Plantagenet Early Learning & Development Centre

Wanslea Regional Family Day Care Service

Willi Wag Tails Childcare Service, Williams

YMCA Timbertots Early Learning Centre, Manjimup

 

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