By CELA on 14 Jun, 2022

$1.4 billion to ensure affordable preschool for all families in NSW

Dominic Perrottet, Sarah Mitchell and Matt Kean have announced an investment of more than $1.4 billion over four years for the 2022-23 NSW Budget to ensure affordable preschool for all families.

From 1 January 2023, all NSW families will be eligible for:

  • Up to $4,000/year in fee relief for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds attending a community or mobile preschool
  • Up to $2,000/year in fee relief for 4 and 5-year-olds attending preschool in a long day care setting
  • The equivalent of 5 days per fortnight of affordable preschool fee relief for all children in Department of Education preschools

The NSW Government will additionally invest $64.1 million in a two-year pilot to support more 3-year-olds attending preschool in long day care services.


$376.5 million investment announced with Brighter Beginnings for NSW child development

Dominic Perrottet, Sarah Mitchell, Matt Kean, Brad Hazzard, Victor Dominello, Natasha Mclaren-Jones have announced $376.5 million investment over four years in child development and family support as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget.

The Brighter Beginnings package includes:

  • $111.2 million to bring health and development checks to all children in NSW preschool settings
  • $98.7 million to continue and expand the number of Aboriginal Child and Family Centres across the state
  • $70.9 million to expand Sustaining NSW Families clinical nurse home visiting program
  • $57.2 million to develop the clinical interface of the Digital Baby Book
  • $38.6 million to make Pregnancy Family Conferencing available to more parents across NSW

About CELA

Community Early Learning Australia is a not for profit organisation with a focus on amplifying the value of early learning for every child across Australia - representing our members and uniting our sector as a force for quality education and care.

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