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Funding Bonner's Child Care Educators

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Funding Bonner's Child Care Educators

Child care educators in Bonner are among more than 50,000 long day care educators across Australia set to benefit from a $200 million Federal Government investment in professional development.

"The Abbott Government’s Long Day Care Professional Development Programme will directly support 31 long day care services in Bonner to help with the cost of training and upskilling their educators,” Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today.

“I’m delighted our local child care operators have embraced this programme, which the Government set up to ensure a fairer go after the previous Labor fund would have seen 70 per cent of long day care educators miss out.”

Mr Vasta said the Government aimed to help as many long day care services as possible by ensuring they could afford to train and educate staff up to the new national child care standards, allowing them to deliver high-quality education and care for local families.

The funding is now available until June 2017 to support long day care services and educators’ training costs related to National Quality Framework requirements.

Further information is available at www.education.gov.au/ldcpdp.

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