School parents are getting a helping hand from the Perrottet Government with the cost of vacation care, thanks to the $500 Before and After School Care (BASC) vouchers.
Liberal candidate for Coogee, Dr Kylie von Muenster, welcomed this support for local families ahead of summer school holidays.
Families with children aged 4 to 13 that attend primary school, including children starting kindergarten in 2023, can access the vouchers to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of before and after school.
“As a mum of three I know how stressful this time of the year can be, and the current pressures on family budgets of rising interest rates and increasing costs is really affecting people.
“I was particularly excited to have the Premier and ministers in Coogee to highlight some of the great providers that we have locally,” said Dr von Muenster.
“I urge families to make the most of this opportunity by using the Service NSW search tool to find one that’s near you.”
“There are more than 70 rebates and vouchers that the Perrottet Government has delivered for our community, and if elected I will be a strong voice for Coogee in the Government advocating for continued strong focus on supporting our community.”
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the BASC vouchers are a huge success, supporting NSW families to juggle work and family responsibilities.
“We know the Before and After School Care vouchers help to ease hip pocket pressure and give parents and carers the flexibility they need around work commitments.
“I encourage parents who haven't already to download and redeem a BASC voucher before the summer holidays are over to help cover the cost of vacation care.”
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said parents should download and redeem the $500 vouchers available to them.
“Every family with a child going into Kindergarten in 2023 can now download their voucher until 31 January 2023 if they have not yet done so. These vouchers support students in getting quality before and after school care, but also allows parents to have more money back in their household budgets.”
The Before and After School Voucher Program is delivered in partnership with Service NSW. Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Victor Dominello said BASC vouchers will be available to download from 5 December 2022 until 31 January 2023 by parents and carers.
They must be redeemed by 31 January but can be used for services up to 30 June 2023. Customers can register and apply online via a MyService NSW account, in the app, or by visiting their nearest Service Centre.
To apply or find out more information about BASC vouchers, visit: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/basc-voucher.
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