“The problem is, people who don’t have the time and money to invest in a pair of baby and kid clothes and care packages have been left behind,” Mr Boudreaux said.
“That is the issue that we need to get back to the beginning, where there is a sense of ownership and responsibility and that we have a sense that we’re investing in the best possible things for our children.”
Mr Boudretaux’s comments come after the NSW Government announced a $1 million childcare package would be introduced over the next two years. “
We have to get to that point where we can look after our children in the same way as if they were the carer.”
Mr Boudretaux’s comments come after the NSW Government announced a $1 million childcare package would be introduced over the next two years.
It includes a $500 childcare subsidy, a $30,000 childcare loan, a three-year childcare grant, a one-off payment of $10,000 and an additional $1,000 payment over two years for childcare expenses.
“We want to encourage the new parents to invest more in their childcare,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“That means supporting a parent to have a child who is able to start and stay on the path of a career and then move on to a career after that.”
However, she said the childcare subsidy and childcare loan were not enough to address the problem of long-term care homes not being able to provide adequate childcare.
A spokesman for Ms Berejklis said the government was committed to providing parents with the financial resources to meet their childcare needs, and would look at options to help families who were experiencing long-distance childcare.
“New parents are the first to feel the financial pinch when a child is born and while we have seen the need for long-lasting support services, it is essential that these services are available to help those who need them the most,” he said.
Topics:children,poverty,community-and-society,childbirth,government-and,government—politics,education,australiaFirst posted June 20, 2019 13:54:26Contact Lisa TaylorMore stories from New South Wales