Federal Government To Cover Cost Of Childcare0
All parents with children currently in child care will be eligible for free care, including students and the unemployed if your child/children were enrolled with a provider prior to March 2nd 2020.
The Federal Government bailout will cost an estimated $1.6 billion to assist the struggling industry and provide some relief to families, many of whom have taken their kids out of care.
Under the plan, the Federal Government will pay half of the operating costs of Australia’s 13,000 childcare and early learning centres.
Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan said, “If parents have an existing relationship with a childcare centre, they will get free childcare. We want as many people able to work as we possibly can and we want them to be able to access childcare as they need to make sure their children are being looked after while they are working and helping us deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.”
“We want to ensure your childcare centre will remain open so that where you normally take your child to get cared for, that will be there for you so you are not looking to have to go to a new centre.”
Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan.
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