Alex de Oliveria is getting active and healthy at SFX Out of School Care Centre.
Alex de Oliveria is getting active and healthy at SFX Out of School Care Centre. Trevor Veale

Grants available for out of school care

SCHOOLS and councils in the Clarence Valley are encouraged to tap into NSW Government grants of up to $30,000 to help with the cost of establishing or extending existing Out of School Hours Care services, Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis announced.

Mr Gulaptis said the NSW Government recognised that working parents were looking for flexibility and accessibility to a different range of child care services which is why the Out of School Hours Care grant program has been expanded.

"We want to make it easier for working parents to access before and after school care services," he said.

"These grants will help deliver more places for our kids and enable our local school communities to better meet this growing demand.

"The grants can be used for fit-outs, tendering or equipment costs by schools with new or existing OSHC services."

Mr Gulaptis said grant applications were now open and will be accepted from schools for new services, schools wanting to expand existing Out of School Hours Care services and local councils in partnership with schools.

Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams said the NSW Government recognises that families need early childhood education care options.

"We are delivering on a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government election commitment to increase the number of before and after school care places available for parents."

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