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.
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.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure said, that the $500 vouchers were a favourable addition to an array of other fantastic vouchers made available by the NSW Government.
“These vouchers are so important for families within our community, especially after such a tough few years over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, where services such as BASC were disrupted.” Mr Coure said.
“Not only will these new vouchers ease the financial burden for thousands of families within the St George area, but it will also allow for flexibility as they return to the office.”
Minister for Education and Early Learning, Sarah Mitchell said, this is a great opportunity for families to access a BASC service in their local school community.
“Every family with children at a NSW primary school is eligible for one voucher per child, which will provide each child with approximately 60 sessions of free BASC,” Minister Mitchell said.
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Victor Dominello said, the vouchers are now live on the Service NSW app.
“Similar to Dine & Discover, 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 their Medicare Card and Driver’s Licence, to speed up the application process,” Minister Dominello said.
Families can access the vouchers online via MyServiceNSW account, in the app, or by visiting their nearest Service Centre.