Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that parents of school-aged children including those starting Kindergarten in 2023, now have more opportunity to claim a $500 voucher for Before and After School Care (BASC), just in time to help with the cost of vacation care over the summer holidays.
The NSW Government’s $155 million BASC Voucher Program helps families with household budget pressures, and more than 263,000 vouchers worth $500 have already been claimed by parents. Of these, more than 197,000 have been redeemed at a BASC service to help families with the cost of care.
Stuart Ayres said we know that BASC vouchers were a huge success in Penrith.
“I encourage families who have not already downloaded and redeemed a BASC voucher before the summer holidays to do so, this will help cover the cost of vacation care,” Stuart Ayres said
“These vouchers aim to alleviate some of the financial pressures that we know occur after the summer break and the start of school.”
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said parents should download and redeem the $500 vouchers available to them.
“Every family with a child going into Kindergarten in 2023 can now download their voucher until 31 January 2023 if they have not yet done so.
“These vouchers support students in getting quality before and after school care, but also allows parents to have more money back in their household budgets.”
The Before and After School Voucher Program is delivered in partnership with Service NSW.
Customers can register and apply online via a MyService NSW account, in the app, or by visiting their nearest Service Centre.
To apply or find out more information about BASC vouchers, visit: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/basc-voucher