The “Take a Break” program provides low cost (approx. $20 for 3 hours) alternative occasional child care (for children aged between 0-6 years) when needed.
Take a Break is a small cost, high impact programme which was jointly funded by the Victorian and Federal Governments. However, Federal funding stopped in July, 2010 and State Funding is to stop end December, 2011
While lobbying Federal and State Governments to resume funding this valuable program, Glen Eira Council has voted to fund the program “until the end of 2012 or until such time as the State and Federal Government reinstates their commitment to fund Take a Break, whichever is the earlier”.
The cost of Council extending the life of the program is approx. $30K and GERA applauds Council for deciding to do so.