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Free childcare coming to an end in July

Parents will have to start paying child care fees again next month but the Federal Government will still provide operators with financial assistance.

Education Minister Dan Tehan says it’s now at 74 percent and that means it’s now time to wind back the Government’s $1.6 billion assistance package which did it’s job when children care centres were struggling.

From July 13 normal subsidised childcare fees will apply – but there will be some changes to eligibility as part of a $708 million transition package.

JobKeeper for staff will end but the Government will pay operators 25 percent of their fee revenue.

2GB reporter Clinton Maynard told Gareth Parker on Mornings, the Education Minister says the purpose of the original package was to keep child care centres in business when parents had pulled their children out because they weren’t at work.

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