State Opposition Leader Ms Jodi McKay and Shadow Minister for Central Coast Mr David Harris have joined Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch at Woy Woy Peninsula Community Childcare to call for an extension of free childcare.
Ms Tesch said free preschool services would end in September.
“The September cut-off for JobKeeper and JobSeeker is looming,” she said.
“Family budgets are under enormous pressure and the government should be doing everything it can to cushion the blow and help parents to get back to work.”
However, Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast Mr Adam Crouch said: “The NSW Government moved quickly at the beginning of Covid-19 to support council-run centres that were missed by JobKeeper and also made additional funding available to State-funded community preschools.
“Some community and mobile preschool providers have not yet registered for access to this additional funding and are encouraged to do so to receive Term 3 payments from the NSW Government.”
Media release, 25 Jun 2020
Jodi McKay, NSW Opposition Leader
Media statement, 1 Jul 2020
Adam Crouch, Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast