SEVERAL long day care service providers on the Southern Gold Coast will share in over $1.6 million for Professional Development programs, local Member for McPherson Karen Andrews announced today.
“The Government’s Long Day Care Professional Development Programme will directly support 35 long day care services in McPherson, to help with the cost of training and upskilling their educators,” said Mrs Andrews.
“We recognise that the requirement to improve qualifications can have a financial impact, especially on those delivering Long Day Care, and we want to ensure that the cost of childcare is not driven up further for local parents,” Mrs Andrews said.
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Recipients in McPherson are among more than 50,000 long day care educators across Australia set to benefit from a $200 million Federal Government investment in Professional Development.
“I’m delighted our local child care operators have embraced this program. We want to help as many long day care centres as possible deliver high-quality education and care for local families by ensuring they can afford to train and educate staff up to the new national child care standards.” Mrs Andrews said.
This funding is now available until June 2017 to support long day care services and educators’ training costs related to National Quality Framework requirements.
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