Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Donna McFadzean, Principal of St Finbar’s Primary School to announce funding of $20,000 for the school under the NSW Government’s $20 million Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) grant program.
“It is fantastic to make this announcement which will no doubt make life easier for many families in our local community,” Stuart 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.
Mr Ayres also announced that more grants are available for Out of School Hours Care places.
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/