DESPITE other councils across the state closing their childcare centres, Orange City Council says it will not be one of them.
Councillors on at the meeting on Tuesday night queried the effects of the JobKeeper package, given governments, and therefore councils, were not eligible for the funding to continue to pay their childcare workers.
Cumberland Council announced earlier in the week it would close its centres, as did Canterbury Council.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced fresh measures on Thursday, spending up to $82 million in the next six months to keep 260 council childcare centres open.
Council chief executive officer David Waddell it was good news.
"We welcome the latest announcement on extending COVID crisis support to council child care centres, so we can reduce the cost to council," he said.
"This will help council to pursue other support programs for when we come out of the current COVID-19 restrictions - we'll be looking closely at the details."
However, he asserted centres were never going to close.
"Council-run child care centres offer the community important options as we work through this crisis together," he said.
"Orange City Council has always been committed to keeping our council-run child centres open so we can support parents and workers in essential industries."
Ms Berejiklian said preschools and early childhood educators were vital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Parents are under a lot of pressure at the moment and it's crucial for them to continue to have access to childcare, particularly those working on the frontline during this crisis," she said.
"This will also provide funding certainty during an unpredictable time, ensuring preschool teachers and educators can be confident they will remain employed."
Meanwhile, another $51 million will be spent among 700 state-funded community preschools and 38 mobile services across the state.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the funding meant community preschools and council childcare centres would be required to remain open, unless they were closed on health advice.
Preschools and council childcare centres will now have the peace of mind that they will be financially viable," she said.
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