Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has announced the Salvation Army’s Balga Early Learning Centre will receive more than $90,000 to support its sustainability over the next three years.
Mr Keenan said the funding will support the Centre by enabling them to continue their early learning programs that benefit Stirling families.
“This is a terrific funding commitment provided by the Federal Government that will ensure the Early Learning Centre has the appropriate services to suit the needs of the Balga community in coming years,” Mr Keenan said.
“Local families want to be assured that there is a reliable child care centre close to home that will support all aspects of a child’s developmental needs.
“The staff at the Balga Early Learning Centre are incredibly good at their jobs and provide the very best care to local children so it’s important we help them to continue these vital services to better support local families.”
Funding for the Centre has been provided under the Federal Government’s Community Child Care Fund and is a key part of the Turnbull Government’s $2.5 billion reforms. The reforms will help ensure child care is more affordable for Stirling families who need it most, while giving children the best possible start in life.
The switchover to the new child care and early learning systems begins on July 2, 2018. Families are encouraged to visit www.education.gov.au/childcare as soon as possible to update their details via myGov and switch over to the new system. Families are also able to estimate what their new Child Care Subsidy will be via Centrelink’s Payment and Services Finder.
Further information on the Community Child Care Fund can be found by visiting www.education.gov.au/community-child-care-fund-0.