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Getting from A to B so the kids can learn their ABCs

Anyone with school age children can tell you about the morning and afternoon panic that takes place to get the kids to and from school and trying to get to work on time.

The NSW Government Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) grant program is designed with these issues in mind and allows schools to apply and share in $20 million in funding to establish an Out of School Hours Care facility.

One of the first schools to take advantage of this program is Coorabell Public School in the Byron Shire which is receiving a $20,000 grant from the program.

North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin said, “We understand working parents need flexibility and that is why we have now expanded the grant program and opened it up to more schools.

“This will be a fantastic new service which will no doubt serve as an invaluable asset for our local community.”

The grant will allow schools to create the necessary infrastructure to provide on-site care and give parents the flexibility they need to get the kids to and from school safely and on time. Parents should contact their schools to see if their school is applying for this funding.

For criteria and applications visit: https://beforeandafterschoolcare.smartygrants.com.au/.

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