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Federal funding creates extra child care places.

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Gary Nairn MP Federal Member for Eden-Monaro PO Box 232, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Tollfree NSW 1800 041 539 Ph: (02) 6297 3952 Fax: (02) 6297 5768

Press Release Ref: 1030 Published: 27/8/2003 Title: Federal Funding Creates Extra Child Care Places

Member for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn, today welcomed the allocation of 10 (ten) additional Outside School Hours Care places to Sapphire Community House Inc. in Merimbula

“This latest allocation demonstrates the Government’s commitment to ensuring that available outside school hours care places are made available where they are most needed,” Gary Nairn said.

“Outside School Hours Care is a great option for many parents with school age children, with many families relying on these services to help them balance the demands of work and family.

“By providing additional Outside School Hours Care places the Government is proving yet again it’s commitment to helping families manage that often difficult and stressful balancing act.

“We are determined to provide quality, affordable child care so that people can participate economically and socially in the community.”

Outside School Hours Care programs are designed for school age children and include a range of educational and recreational activities in a supervised and safe environment.

Gary Nairn said Child Care Benefit was available for eligible families using the service.

For more information about child care, families can call the Federal Government’s national Child Care Hotline on 1800 670 305.