Extension of COVID-19 Free Preschool Funding Program in NSW

CCSA welcomes the announcement today by the NSW Government of an extension of the COVID-19 free preschool funding program for community and mobile preschools to the end of Term 4.

Start Strong funded community preschools and mobile preschools on contracts are eligible to opt in to receive funding under this program. The program is designed to allow those services to provide fee relief and maintain staffing levels. Services will be contacted directly by the Department of Education with information on how to opt in and access payments for Term 4.

The program guidelines are available here. Please note that the guidelines have yet to be updated to include details of today’s announcement.

The joint ministerial media release between the Treasurer, the Hon Dominic Perrottet and the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, the Hon Sarah Mitchell can be accessed here.

CCSA will inform you as further guidance is released by the Department of Education. Phone support is also available through the Member Support Infoline on 1800 991 602, Option 2.