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Public money improving private child care assets

By 24 October 2011 0

Joy Burch has announced money to upgrade childcare centres around town:

Capital upgrades to community childcare centres worth more than $9 million and which will create an extra 173 places were announced today by ACT Minister for Community Services Joy Burch.

“In addition to the increased places this money will help nine childcare centres significantly improve their facilities to meet the requirements of the new National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care which comes into effect from January 2012,” Ms Burch said.

“In doing so we will be creating an additional 173 childcare places, helping more families give their children the best possible start in life.”

Childcare Centre Upgrade Program – Planned Works

Centre

Location

Current Places

Additional Places

Total Places

Estimated Cost

Black Mountain Children’s Centre

Braddon

41

12

53

.740,000

Campbell Cottage

Campbell

57

9

66

.900,000

Cooinda Cottage

Charnwood

57

23

80

.965,000

Forrest Early Childhood Centre

Forrest

46

50

96

1,970,000

Fyshwick Early Childhood Centre

Fyshwick

46

18

64

1,380,000

Greenway Early Childhood Centre

Greenway

62

12

74

.438,000

Gungahlin Childcare Centre

Gungahlin

99

40

139

1,900,000

Narrabundah Children’s Cottage

Narrabundah

36

1

37

.450,000

Totom House Multicultural Early Childhood Centre

Kaleen

52

8

60

.455,000

496

173

669

$9,198,000

UPDATE: This in from Ms Burch’s office:

Hi John, just to inform your post on the announcement today, the upgrades were only available to childcare centres located in ACT Government-owned facilities (quite a lot of not-for-profit centres occupy government buildings).

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