Member for Barker said families in Waikerie would benefit from Morrison Government funding for local child care services through the Community Child Care Fund.

Waikerie Children’s Centre will receive $295,000 to help develop a community engagement program that will offer children onsite early intervention program that targets specific health and development issues.

The concept will give families access to an early intervention program run on site at the centre for a 1-2 hour period twice per month with a mix of allied health professionals to offer guidance and program evaluation in a play based learning environment.

“Our Government understands the importance of child care,” Mr Pasin said.

“That is why we introduced the most significant child care reforms in 40 years that have driven down out-of-pocket costs for families by ten per cent over the last six months.”

“We are also providing money through the Community Child Care Fund to support child care providers to improve their sustainability, increase local child care participation and create more child care places in areas of high need.”

“Our funding for Waikerie Children’s Centre will help ensure families in the region have choice and access when it comes to child care because we’re putting extra support behind local kids and the services families rely on.”

“Only the Morrison Government can afford to provide additional support to child care services in our community because we’re keeping our economy strong,” Mr Pasin said.

More than 700 child care services around Australia have shared in around $110 million funding in the first round of the fund.

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