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Penrith Wins with More out Of School Hours Care Places

Samuel Terry PS

Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Early Childhood Education today visited Kingswood Park Public School and Samuel Terry Public School to announce funding to support new Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services.

“It is fantastic to visit these two schools to announce these new services that will benefit many families in our local community,” Stuart Ayres said.

Stuart Ayres said each school has received a grant of $30,000 to set up new OSHC programs.

Kingswood Park Public Schools OSHC will offer before and after school care offering 50 places and is due to launch in early October 2017 while Samuel Terry Public Schools service is expected to commence later in 2017 and will offer 130 places.

“With many children having both parents working we understand the need for flexibility and that is why we expanded the Before and After School Care Fund earlier this year to include not-for-profit providers who can apply to receive up to $30,000 to expand or establish new services for busy NSW families,” said Stuart Ayres.

Ms Mitchell said it’s always a pleasure to visit schools like Kingswood Park Public School and Samuel Terry Public School to see how they’re planning on using their Before and After School Care funding.

“Before and after school care services are a huge asset for schools and help relieve the burden for working mums and dads across NSW.”

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government continue to deliver on their election commitment to increase the number of before and after school care places to support working parents with more than $1.6 billion spent in Early Childhood education since 2011.

More information regarding the program can be found online at www.dec.nsw.gov.au/our-services/children-and-youth/out-of-hours-school-care-grant.

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