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

first_imgLabor will extend outside school hours care to support families and jobs Tasmanian LaborBetter access to outside school hours care neededLabor has a plan to help Tasmanians get back to work and stay in workAn 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 MPLabor Leader /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:career, children, education, Government, jobs, parent, school, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, workforcelast_img

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