Child Care News for Parents & Carers
June 10, 2020
Welcome, this week five ideas for ensuring your child maintains a strong connection with grandparents, even when they are physically separated. Also, the benefits of pretend play and how to share an indoor camping adventure with your child. Plus, free child care is ending… we look at what you need to know.
Free child care is ending: What you need to know
The Australian Government has announced an end to the free child care scheme introduced to support parents during the COVID-19 imposed shutdown.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said this week the scheme will end on July 12, with the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) due to resume on 13 July.

The free child care scheme was initially introduced on 6 April to support early childhood services to stay afloat following the rapid removal of children from many services in response to COVID-19 and also to ensure services could stay open to provide education and care for the children of essential workers.

Response to the scheme was mixed with providers saying it was hard to stay open with significantly reduced operating budgets and reduced pay rates.
5 ways to connect with grandparents
Grandparent care is a popular form of informal child care that allows seniors and juniors to form strong bonds and share in fun experiences. Some grandparents look after children on an ad hoc basis, others put in regular days per week, and there are also grandparents who love to connect with their grandchildren, but cannot do so in person.

COVID-19 affected visits between some grandparents and grandchildren, and other families are always separated because of where they live.

The good news is that it is possible to overcome the tyranny of distance. Here are 5 ways for grandparents and grandchildren to stay connected when apart.
The benefits of pretend play + Win a magnet activity board
Pretend play is a fantastic way to transform a dreary day at home into a daring night outdoors! With a few props and a big imagination, your child can imagine up a whole camping experience from the comfort of your living room.

The sky’s the limit when they're building a cardboard campfire, toasting pretend marshmallows and mistaking Daddy for a drop bear, so let's explore the benefits of pretend play for young children and share some fun ways to bring a make-believe camping trip to life.
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