Good news for Gooloogong as new OSHC service opens to support working families
Families on Wiradjuri Country, in the New South Wales village of Gooloogong, have access to before and after school care, and vacation care programs, thanks to the opening of an outside school hours care (OSHC) service run by Cowra Early Childhood Services (CECS).
Commenting on the service opening Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she was pleased that the Gooloogong community will now have access to the service.
“I’m very proud of this initiative because it really supports working families – it will allow more students to have safe, fun environments before and after school and during vacation periods, and for their parents to have the flexibility to participate in the workforce,” Ms Cooke told local paper The Cowra Guardian.
The OSHC program operates out of the school hall, and will provide care for school development days, as well as covering before and after school hours, and vacation care programs.
Gooloogong Public School Principal Nick Doyle said the service is much-needed in the village and will have a positive impact, describing it as “a real win”.
CECS is grateful for the opportunity to expand its service offering, with Director Diane Clark saying the educators involved are looking forward to providing fun, relaxing and flexible programs that are reflective of the interests and needs of school age children.
The OSHC program at Gooloogong Public School is part of the NSW Government’s $120 million investment over four years to expand access to OSHC for public primary school children across the state.
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