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McBride Disputes Value Of New Child Care Subsidy Plan

Follows announcement in West Gosford.

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Central Coast mums and dads will need to check just how much they'll get in childcare subsidies, once the government's new package changes up criteria for payments this July.

Education Minister  Simon Birmingham hit West Gosford earlier this week, spruiking a $10,000 cap for payments. He claimed this would benefit thousands of families in the Robertson electorate.

But Dobell MP Emma McBride says his department's figures show about 2,500 across the Coast will be worse off.

Check out this website to see how you'll be affected by the change:


MONDAY: Childcare rebates for Central Coast families will be front and centre as the Federal Education Minister touches down in the region today.

Simon Birmingham will meet up with Robertson MP Lucy Wicks to go over plans to up the childcare subsidy cap to $10,000.

The government's claiming it'll benefit around 6500 families in the electorate.

While the Minister will also say a big "HOLA"! to kids learning Spanish at a West Gosford's Kindy Patch.

It's one of 20 early learning centres in the Brisbane Water area where kids are studying up under a government scheme to get youngsters equipped with a second language early on in life.