Nov 11, 2008

New website a valuable resource for Grayndler parents

New website a valuable resource for Grayndler parents

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

November 12 2008

Anthony Albanese has welcomed the launch of mychild.gov.au and encouraged parents and carers in Grayndler to visit the website.

mychild.gov.au is a virtual children’s hub for parents and carers which provides access to important health, early learning, child care and parenting support information in one convenient location.

The new online portal is part of the Rudd Labor Government’s $2.4 billion early childhood education and child care plan to ensure every Australian child gets the best start in life.

In line with the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit vision, the mychild.gov.au website will be a place where local families can go for information about Government initiatives and for assistance with their child care options.

The Government understands how critical the early years are for children and this website will help give parents and carers in Grayndler the support they need to make informed choices that will lay the foundation for their child’s future.

mychild.gov.au includes a searchable database of local child care centres including the services they provide and the fees they charge.

Providing greater information to parents is part of the Rudd Labor Government’s comprehensive plan to deliver high quality, affordable and accessible child care for Australian children.

“The site is a great resource for parents and I encourage them to use it.”

“The Rudd Labor Government has also made a significant commitment to childcare locally,” said Anthony Albanese.

The Rudd Labor Government has committed to establishing up to 260 additional Early Learning and Care Centres across Australia by June 2014.

The Inner West has been identified as a priority area for Phase 1 of this initiative, which will deliver the first 38 centres nationally by June 2010.

For more information please visit www.mychild.gov.au or call the mychild information line on 13 36 84.