Sergeant Greg Jones from the Rockhampton PCYC.
Sergeant Greg Jones from the Rockhampton PCYC.

Rockhampton PCYC bids farewell to its Tiny Tots care

IT HAS been a Rockhampton child care service for the past 25 years, and thanks to funding cuts it's closing its doors.

Tiny Tots Child Care at the Rockhampton PCYC will shut its doors to the local mums who took their kids in so they could have a break.

PCYC's Sergeant Greg Jones said the Federal Government cut its funding for the child care program two years ago.

Since then, the PCYC and Sgt Jones tried several business avenues and tactics to keep it open. But Sgt Jones said the child care simply couldn't afford to stay open any longer.

About 50 children under five years old were attending the program every week.

Sgt Jones said the program was a service that supported mums who needed a break and could not afford child care costs.

Parents were paying about $40 a day for their child to attend the program.

"It is going to be missed... all the parents and families have been notified of the closure," Sgt Jones said.

It's not all doom and gloom for the parents who sent their children to Tiny Tots.

Sgt Jones said there were other play groups throughout Rockhampton available for families.

The Morning Bulletin is seeking a response from Capricornia MP Michelle Landry's office.



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