The State Government has launched a petition urging the Federal Government to continue funding its share of 15 hours kindergarten – estimated at $100 million per annum to Victoria.
Councils are strongly urged to promote the petition with their local services and residents as part of their advocacy work.
The State Government asserts that if the funding is not continued:
- Our kids lose 5 hours of funded kinder a week at a vital stage of their development
- Families who can’t afford the extra childcare, mums especially, will find it harder to return to work
- Working families face up to $2000 extra per year per child in child care costs, even after the Child Care Rebate, if they’re forced to find an extra day of child care.
The MAV has provided campaign materials for councils on our kindergarten advocacy website.
We will keep councils and the website updated as the campaign progresses.
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