Childcare Boosts

Wheatbelt Funding

4 April 2018

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Benefiting regional families and businesses, childcare services in the Wheatbelt area will now be stronger after receiving a $1,400,000 investment. 

The State Government and Lotterywest announced joint-funding to support the implementation of the Regional Early Education and Development Inc (REED) organisation; enabling community-based centres to merge under a single banner.

Community Services Minister, Simone McGurk, said childcare is a challenge in regional WA due to the difficulty of keeping small community-based services viable. "If we didn't change the way childcare services were being managed in the regions, we faced serious risk of childcare centres closing, a lack of skilled workers and negative impacts on child development with long-term consequences,” she said.


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