Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the NSW Government’s $155 million program for Before and After School Care (BASC) vouchers is now live for parents and carers of children enrolled in a NSW primary school.
Mr Ward said that the $500 vouchers are available now to use at participating providers to assist families with access to BASC services by covering a parent gap fee component of their session fees.
“These $500 vouchers are more important than ever in supporting local working families as they get back into the office,” he said.
“The vouchers will offer parents greater flexibility as they return to the office.
“They will also ease pressure on household budgets as we recover from the disruptions of the pandemic.
“Similar to the Dine & Discover vouchers, First Lap and other voucher programs, eligible parents and carers will be able to store and re-use their Proof of Identity documents, such as Medicare Card and Driver’s Licence, to speed up the application process.
“Families can access the vouchers online via MyServiceNSW account, in the app, or by visiting their nearest Service Centre,” Mr Ward concluded.