Young parents in Stirling will have the opportunity to complete their secondary education or tertiary qualifications whilst their children attend early childhood education and care, thanks to new funding from the Turnbull Government.
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan and Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced $2.4 million in funding support for the Teen Family Centre in Balga under the Turnbull Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF).
“I’m thrilled to announce this vital funding for the Teen Family Centre,” Minister Keenan said.
“This Centre allows young parents to attend school or complete a tertiary qualification, whilst their children receive early childhood education and care.
“The Centre also offers development programs for local parents, including specialised educational programs in parenting and child development.
“It’s great that young parents in Stirling can receive a quality education whilst also learning critical parenting and life skills.”
Minister Birmingham said the new targeted CCCF is a key part of the Turnbull Government’s $2.5 billion reforms which ensures child care is more affordable for those families who need it most.
“The Turnbull Government’s overhaul of the system provides more support for more families with over 4000 families in Stirling set to benefit,” Minister Birmingham said.
“Our reforms retarget subsidies to people working the most and to families earning the least, abolish the $7,613 annual rebate cap for most families and introduce an hourly rate cap to help put downward pressure on fee increases.
“This extra support announced today will help give local children the strongest start in life while also supporting parents to study.”
Details about the Community Child Care Fund are available at: https://www.education.gov.au/community-child-care-fund-0