Parents of primary school-aged children are encouraged to download the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $500 Before and After School Care (BASC) voucher by January 31.
The $155 million BASC Voucher Program helps families with household budget pressures, and more than 305,000 vouchers have already been downloaded by parents. Of these, more than 219,000 have been redeemed at a BASC service to help families with the cost of care.
Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell encouraged parents to download the $500 voucher before they close at the end of the month.
“Families with a child going into Kindergarten in 2023 can access the voucher – but with the deadline of 31 January fast approaching, time is running out to enjoy those savings!” Ms Mitchell said.
“Before and after school care services are an essential part of our school communities, providing working families with a range of options for their child to have a safe place to learn, play and socialise.
“Once downloaded, parents can use these vouchers up until 30 June 2023, allowing families to take advantage of both before and after school care and vacation care in the coming months.”
The Before and After School Voucher Program is delivered in partnership with Service NSW.
You 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