Gunnedah's working parents could be eligible for funding assistance to send their children to vacation care during the July school holidays.
PCYC NSW OOSH services are ready for vacation care to begin next week, and since PCYC has been awarded a number of grants and transitional funding from the federal government, this means local families could receive extra childcare relief.
PCYC state manager children services, Karen Gibson, said the additional funding, which is administered through Centrelink, would mean some families could have their Child Care Subsidy (CCS) calculated at a different rate.
This would result in lower out-of-pocket payments.
"This could reduce vacation care payments to as little as $5 a day for eligible families," Ms Gibson said.
"We are very happy to have secured this funding. We know it will be a great help to those families that have lost income because of the COVID-19 pandemic."
Families who are considering booking their child into Gunnedah's vacation care program should call the OOSH coordinator to discuss what financial help is available.
All PCYC NSW OOSH centres will adhere to NSW Health guidelines regarding social distancing and personal hygiene.