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An extra $5.2 million to provide critical child care services in Maranoa

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud today welcomed an additional $5,283,919 to support vital child care services in the region and help meet the needs of local families.

23 services across Maranoa will receive funding through the Federal Coalition Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) which helps improve access to child care and increase workforce participation in remote, regional and disadvantaged communities.

“This funding will help local child care services improve access to quality care, particularly in more rural and remote parts of Maranoa,” Mr Littleproud said.

“It will be good for our local kids, good for our hard-working families and ultimately for our community. It will also have a positive economic benefit by allowing more local parents to get back into work or to take on additional hours if they chose.

“The funds will support services across Maranoa that may need support to keep operating, or to fund capital projects to improve services and increase the number of places available.

“In some remote areas, there may only be one or two child care services operating, so it is critical we keep these open and help improve and expand facilities so more kids can attend.

“Congratulations to the successful providers under this latest round of the CCCF, and I thank all childcare centres across Maranoa for their continued commitment to educating our rural and remote children.”

Maranoa received $5.2 million across 23 services in Round 3 of the CCCF grants. More than 640 child care services around Australia will share in more than $100 million through the latest round of the program.

More information on the Community Child Care Fund can be found on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

CCCF Round 3 child care services in Maranoa:

  • NCC Early Learners St George
  • Longreach Childcare Centre
  • Wheatvale Outside School Hours Care
  • Milestones Early Learning Stanthorpe
  • Aussie Kindies Early Learning Stanthorpe
  • Surat ECEC
  • Injune Early Learning
  • Charleville Early Learning Centre
  • Mitchell EEC
  • PCYC South Burnett – Taabinga School Age Care, Kingaroy
  • PCYC Nanango Oshc Nanango
  • Murilla Long Day Care Centre, Miles
  • Murilla Outside School Hours Care, Miles
  • Inglewood Childcare And Kindergarten
  • Free Range Kids Wallangarra
  • PCYC Goondiwindi SS Outside School Hours Care Goondiwindi
  • Wrigglers & Gigglers Child Care Centre, Texas
  • Guppys Early Learning Blackbutt
  • Winton Child Care Centre “Little Swaggies”
  • Longrech Outside School Hours Care
  • Tambo Child Care Centre
  • Blackall Early Years Service
  • Barcaldine Early Years Service

Fast Facts:

  • Including the latest round, the Government has allocated more than $220 million to over 1,000 child care services through the Community Child Care Fund since 2018.
  • The Coalition Government is investing around $10 billion in child care this year to support around 1 million families.
  • Our Budget delivered further support to reduce the out of pocket costs for parents with multiple children aged under six in care and a commitment to a $2 billion preschool funding agreement for access to early learning for all children in the year before school.


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