Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Extra Help For Children’s Services In Queensland

An extra $349,000 for the Queensland Children’s Services Training Alliance, represented by the Lady Gowrie Child Centre (Brisbane), has been announced by Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony.

“Childcare providers will be able to access a wide range of in-service training opportunities through the Queensland Children’s Services Training Alliance,” Mr Anthony said.

“These will be available for providers of long day care and occasional care centres, multi-functional services, family day care, outside school hours care and occasional care in metropolitan, rural and remote areas of Queensland.”

Minister Anthony said the Federal Government was committed to ensuring that high quality childcare services are available to all families in Australia.

“Childcare is a very dynamic environment and as such, staff providing child care need to be kept up-to-date with developments in their industry,” he said.

“Children are an important asset to Australia’s future.

“The care they receive during their formative years needs to be of the highest possible standard.

“This extra funding for child care in-service training in Queensland will result in substantial benefits to our children and their families.”