This afternoon the Prime Minister and Minister for Education have made an announcement regarding childcare. It was announced that the childcare system will be overhauled from this Sunday night to assist families during these times.
A summary of the main points made this afternoon were;
1. All families will have access to free childcare for a period of time while measures are in place to combat COVID-19 (six months)
2. Families will not be means tested to be entitled to the free childcare.
3. Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy will not apply during the use of the new temporary system.
4. The Health advice remains that it is safe for your children to attend school and childcare.
We have not received any further information as to how the new system will work practically (apart from what was discussed at the press conference), so please bear with us during the next week until further details are received and we understand the practical implications of the new temporary system.
We hope this encourages those families who have needed to un-enrol due to financial hardship that our team are waiting with open arms to welcome your children. We will also be able to accommodate any additional days required.
We will continue to keep you updated as more information is received, thank you for your continued support.
If you have any questions or unsure if you qualify, please contact your centre or send an enrolment enquire through our website. Hurry as places are limited and will be prioritised as per Government’s requirements.
The official media release can be read below