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Royalties fund supports local child carers
Carol Storer with her BOSCCA "family".

Two Kimberley childcare providers have received a share in more than $145,000 State Government funding in the latest round of Royalties for Regions grants.

Broome Out of School Care Children’s Activities and Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre were among a pool of recipients to benefit from a total of 15 grants as part of the $9.3 million Royalties for Regions’ Regional Community Child Care Development Fund.

BOSCCA received more than $5000 towards staff development and the purchase of four iPads to support the developmental needs of children.

Marninwarntikura received $10,000 for its Baya Gawiy Early Childhood Learning Unit Staff Recruitment project to employ relieving staff to improve the quality of the service.

Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney said quality care for children was vital to help parents to return to work or attend education and training opportunities.

“The State Government wants to build strong, vibrant communities and this requires accessible and quality child care which is an essential service for families, and vital for the sustainability of regional communities,” she said.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the Royalties for Regions program continued to give child care providers needed assistance.

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