Molong, Cudal childcare services to get $500,000 Australian government funding boost

EXTRA FUNDING: Molong Early Learning Centre director Sharni Duncan, Macy Colquhoun, Quinine Ewin, Beau Travis, Isaac Hobbs and Oliver Townsend. Photo: SUPPLIED
EXTRA FUNDING: Molong Early Learning Centre director Sharni Duncan, Macy Colquhoun, Quinine Ewin, Beau Travis, Isaac Hobbs and Oliver Townsend. Photo: SUPPLIED

Childcare services in Cabonne will receive $500,000 in federal government support so they can help meet the needs of families in the region.

The federal funding through the Community Child Care Fund includes $199,998 for Molong Early Learning Centre, $203,400 for Cabonne Family Day Care and $94,574 for Cudal Community Children's Centre.

Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee visited each of the childcare services to announce their funding on Thursday and said it is to boost access to childcare and increase workforce participation in regional areas.

"Quality childcare is essential for the growth and vibrancy of country communities. It helps country kids get off to the best possible start in life," Mr Gee said.

"The funding boost will help our childcare providers continue to deliver top notch care to local kids, and assist providers to improve and expand their facilities so that more kids can attend.

"The support also backs our hard-working families, by allowing more local parents to get back into work or to take on additional hours if they chose.

"It'll mean more families in our area can take advantage of the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy if they choose to work, learn or volunteer."

In total, the Australian government will provide $1,667,145 to support 12 childcare services across the Calare electorate.