Minister for Early Childhood Education and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres today visited one of the first schools in the state to benefit from the NSW Government’s $20 million Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) grant program.
“It is fantastic to visit Henry Fulton Public School to see how this service will operate to the benefit of hundreds of families in our local community,” Mr Ayres said.
“We understand working parents need flexibility and that is why we have now expanded the grant program and opened it up to more schools. This will provide more places for our kids and enable our local school communities to better meet this growing demand.
“From today, applications will be accepted from schools for new services, schools wanting to expand existing Out of School Hours Care services and local councils in partnership with schools.” Mr Ayres said
Grants of up to $30,000 are available to help with the cost of establishing or extending existing OSHC services. The grants can be used for fit-outs, tendering or equipment costs by schools with new or existing OSHC services.
Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams said the NSW Government understands that families need early childhood education care options.
“We are delivering on a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government election commitment to increase the number of before and after school care places available for parents.
“We encourage parents who need before and after school places to get in touch with their schools.”
For criteria and applications visit: https://beforeandafterschoolcare.smartygrants.com.au/