SCECS is proud that our Early Childhood Services, such as St John’s in Auburn, is funding a pilot program to provide children of asylum seekers access to free childcare, so parents and carers can access work and education.

“Haqqi is one of three children in a pilot program for asylum seekers at St John’s Early Childhood Service in Auburn, Sydney. Without it, his mother would have to fork out about $100 per day.”

“Like many asylum seekers, Ms Mohd, who is from Malaysia, does not have family in Australia to help out with childcare, nor can she access childcare subsidies as she is not an Australian citizen or permanent resident.”

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