Labor will extend outside school hours care to support families and jobs

Tasmanian Labor
  • Better access to outside school hours care needed
  • Labor has a plan to help Tasmanians get back to work and stay in work
  • An additional 10 government schools set to benefit
  • A Tasmanian Labor Government would help parents and families return to work with an extension of outside school hours care in government schools.

    Labor Leader Rebecca White said families need support to be able to access work and training outside of traditional school hours.

    “Tasmanians know the challenges that come with being a parent and re-entering the workforce or training and it can be difficult to juggle those responsibilities” Ms White said.

    “This is why Tasmanian Labor have developed a policy to increase the availability of before and after school care in 10 additional government schools across the state.

    “Funding of $75,000 will be made available to help each of the ten schools with administration, facility upgrades and equipment.

    “Labor will partner with local school communities and service providers to ensure programs are the best fit for both children and families.

    “All too often I hear from parents who are unable to return to work or training because they can’t afford care arrangements outside of school hours or there simply isn’t anything available.

    “Labor has a plan to support more Tasmanians into work by expanding the network of outside school hours programs to more schools to make it easier for parents to pursue their career goals while supporting their children’s education.

    “This initiative is all part of Labor’s fully costed jobs plan to create 35,000 jobs and build a better and fairer Tasmania.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Labor Leader

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