Ongoing access to In Home Child Care in the Capricornia region will be made easier thanks to a $199,487 funding boost.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry today announced that local child care service – Capricornia In Home Care was a successful applicant through the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF).
“This investment will help overcome some of the unique challenges child care services in the city don’t face. It will help the in home child care service transition to the new child care system and continue their support to local families. It means more hard-working families in Capricornia can take advantage of our Government’s Child Care Subsidy to work, learn or volunteer.”
“The CCCF is part of our Government’s Child Care Safety Net, which aims to give the most vulnerable children a strong start, while supporting parents into work,” Ms Landry said.
Capricornia In Home Care, will receive $199,487 to help it to continue operating in an area of where families can find it difficult to find child care and care that suits their unique needs. The contribution will help support the service to become more viable and sustainable in the future.
Jason de Bakker, CEO of approved provider Family Day Care Association of Queensland said,
“We welcome the investment by the Federal Government to help us continue to better support local families.”
“Capricornia In Home Care Service is proud to be a part of the local community and be able to provide this unique child care option to families in Central Queensland.
“Our educators provide education and care to children in the family home when no other child care options are available. This allows families who are in remote locations or parents who work irregular hours to go to work when otherwise they couldn’t,” Mr De Bakker said.
The Coalition Government has provided more than $120 million to 800 providers over five years to support more families to access child care through the CCCF.
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