Funding for Kingston childcare centre

Kingston Early Learning Centre Director LeeAnn Pearson and students will benefit from extra funding.
Kingston Early Learning Centre Director LeeAnn Pearson and students will benefit from extra funding.

Early learning centres in Kingston, Lucindale and Keith will receive funding support through the Federal Government's Community Childcare Fund.

The Kingston Early Learning Centre is set to receive $121,957, while the The Balharry Memorial Kindergarten in Lucindale has been allocated $121,957, and the Keith War Memorial Community Centre Kindergarten will get an extra $120,000.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin welcomed the allocation of an additional $2,274,701 to support child care services in the region, working to help meet the needs of local families - 17 services across Barker will share in the funding through the Federal Government's Community Child Care Fund (CCCF), working to provide additional support to childcare services in rural, remote, regional and disadvantaged communities.

Mr Pasin said the funding would work to help child care services remain sustainable, upgrade facilities and improve access to quality childcare, adding how important it is to support the centres.

"Supporting local child care services is good for our local kids, good for our hard-working families and ultimately for our community - It will also have a positive economic benefit by allowing more local parents to get back into work or to take on additional hours if they chose," he said.

"The Federal Government's Community Child Care Fund is geared to support services that may need extra support to keep operating, or to fund capital projects to improve services and increase the number of places available."

Minister for Regional Education Bridget McKenzie said the CCCF would help ensure childcare continued to be available for many families in Barker.

"These grants will have tangible benefits for childcare providers that will flow to local children and their families," Minister McKenzie said.

"It means more families in Barker can take advantage of our Child Care Subsidy if they choose to work, learn or volunteer."

More information on the Community Child Care Fund can be found on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Funding: Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin announced that Early Learning Centres in Kingston, Lucindale and Keith would receive funding support through the Federal Government's Community Childcare Fund.

Funding: Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin announced that Early Learning Centres in Kingston, Lucindale and Keith would receive funding support through the Federal Government's Community Childcare Fund.