Increased Funding for RICE Announced in CCCF Package
Posted on Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
Mr Ramsey said he is
pleased to see the Remote and Isolated Children’s Exercise (RICE) has received
increased funding announced today through the Community Child Care Funding
“There was some
negativity around ongoing funding for RICE, but as I assured the group there
was no question funding would be made available, it was just a question of
how,” he said.
“I have taken Education
Minister Simon Birmingham to remote schools and the school of the air and he
was committed to ensuring funding continued and in fact it has been increased.
across regional and remote South Australia and Indigenous communities are set
for more support to access early childhood education and care as part of
sweeping reforms from the Federal Government.
“The CCCF will
provide support for 36 childcare facilities across Grey to help break down
barriers to early childhood education and care.
“These childcare and
early learning services have now been given additional support from the
Government for the work they do to break down barriers for children and
“The new targeted
CCCF is a key part of the Coalition’s early learning and child care overhaul to
ensure those services are more affordable and accessible for families who need
The CCCF will
deliver $115 million to more than 700 outside school hours care, centre-based
day care and family day care services eligible for the competitive round of
funding for the next five years, and $156 million for 151 mainly Budget Based
Funded (BBF) child care services and Non-Formula Funded Occasional Care
Services as part of the non-competitive round of funding.
Mr Ramsey said
the switchover to the Turnbull Government’s new child care and early learning
system starts on 2 July 2018, but urged families not to wait to the last minute
to take action.
estimate your new subsidy, and complete the myGov
Child Care Subsidy Assessment to start the switchover to the new child care and
early learning system,” he said.
Mr Ramsey said more
assistance for families accessing childcare will also be available when the new
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) system comes into effect from 2 July 2018.
“This will replace
the current arrangements and makes it easier for families to access childcare.
To help Australian families, the government is injecting another $600 million a
year to make childcare more affordable, accessible and flexible.
“Many families will
see their out of pocket childcare fees fall between $20 – $30 per week under
this new system.”
Media Contact Leonie Lloyd-Smith 8633 1744
May 2 2018