2 Apr 2020

Australian Government provides relief to families enrolled in child care


The Australian Government has announced a new Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package which will ensure children can remain enrolled in child care. 

"Across Australia, our Early Education Heroes in 148 Lifelong Learning Centres owned and operated by Affinity Education Group are rejoicing over this news," said CEO Timothy Hickey. 

The Relief Package recognises early education and child care providers as an essential service as Australia navigates through COVID-19 coronavirus, and rebuilds our economy together. 

Working families providing essential services will be able to continue to access child care, while those who choose to isolate their child will be able to continue their child's enrolment with the Government subsidising the cost of their child care fees. 

"I'd like to thank all our educators and teachers who have gone above and beyond for their families over the past weeks, facing unprecedented stress and challenges," said Mr Hickey. 

"You haven't missed a beat in education and care, proving yourselves to be true professionals in your sector," he said.

"And to our families, and our children - we are here for you - during coronavirus and beyond."

More information about the Government's relief package will be provided to families over the days ahead. 

The Lifelong Learning Centres community has launched Lifelong Learning at Home and a dedicated YouTube channel to support families who are currently isolating their children. 

Click here to read our FAQs. For more information please call our Family Support Team on 1800 CHILD CARE.

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