Creative Kids vouchers have been a big hit in the Cootamundra electorate, says Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.

The vouchers, which can save families $100 off the cost of creative and cultural learning activities, have been downloaded 4742 times in six months – almost 200 times a week.

Ms Cooke said the vouchers provide an important support for families when it comes to working out the family budget.

“Creative Kids vouchers are a fantastic way to help unlock some great activities for children to learn and have some fun while they’re doing it,” Ms Cooke said.

“Parents simply love Creative Kids and have given it the thumbs up. This voucher helps parents plan for some wonderful activities, because they can really add to a household budget.

“It’s a good idea to check your eligibility for the voucher when you enrol your children in creative activities, so that you know what to budget for.

“This program complements the hugely popular Active Kids vouchers which were doubled to two vouchers per child from July 1. For a family with two children, Creative and Active Kids vouchers combined will save you $600 per year.

“Involvement in creative and cultural learning activities is critical to a child’s growth and development – but enrolment costs can be expensive.

“School holidays are behind us and parents are enrolling children in activities. This voucher can help unlock a child’s creative talent.”

Creative Kids brings a range of creative and cultural activities under the one umbrella, from creative arts and speech to drama, languages, digital design, coding as well as music. There are more than 2800 approved Creative Kids providers across more than 2600 locations in NSW.

There are more than 70 NSW Government cost of living rebates and savings available, including Active Kids vouchers, Toll Relief, CTP refunds and Energy Switch. The average saving from Service NSW’s cost of living appointment service per customer is $550, with households eligible for up to $2000 in savings.

Over the last year, more than $800 million in savings has been delivered to people across NSW through the Cost of Living program. More than $1 billion in savings is expected to be given back to households across NSW over the next year.

For more information on the Creative Kids program visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/creative-kids