The NSW Government has created more than 11,000 Out of School Hours Care places since July 2019 as part of its Before and After School Care election commitment.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the $120 million commitment supports services through fee waivers, infrastructure funding and the new hub delivery.
“We want to ensure affordable and convenient before and after school care is available to every family who needs it,” Mr Saunders said.
“This is a real commitment to providing more before and after school care places to support working families. This is particularly important as communities and households recover from the pandemic.”
As part of this commitment, Wellington and Gulgong will receive new Out of School Hours Care Hubs, relieving the waitlist burden for local families.
“The $20 million hub program will help provide additional before and after school care places for students in our area,” Mr Saunders said.
“The Out of School Care Hubs are modular buildings, custom-designed for Out of School Hours Care services. They will help cut the waitlists for services, allowing more families to access before and after school care services.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said this program will benefit many families across NSW.
“We know many families rely on before and after school care services, and these hubs are a fantastic way to ensure convenient before and after school care is available to those who need it,” Ms Mitchell said.