WHAT IS THE CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER AND WHO IS ELIGABLE?
The NSW Government is helping kids get creative with the new Creative Kids program.
Parents, guardians, and carers can apply for a voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school.
HOW DO I APPLY AND USE MY CHILDS CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER?
Don't worry if you are new to this, we are here to help.
Below are the steps required to apply, order, and claim your Child's voucher.
There is also a guide on how to check if you have already used your child voucher or not.
Unsure if you have used your child's voucher?
See the steps below on how to check
Head to the Services NSW website and log in. Under my services click on the Creative Kids Voucher option.
This will open the page with the list of your children's vouchers that you have applied for and which ones are used or unused.
Why are creative activities important for my child?
Children have unlimited creative potential. They are curious, playful, imaginative, and open to new experiences. Creativity is not a fixed quantity, but a renewable skill and a way of thinking that can be improved and nurtured by allowing a child’s potential to develop.
Research has shown that children’s engagement with creative activities has positive effects on their interpersonal, intellectual, social and emotional development.
They engage with their imagination and originality as they imagine and explore original ideas. Children who use fantasy and imagination are better able to engage in divergent thinking, and to generate ideas.
They stretch their flexibility, maintaining openness to unique and novel experiences.
They practise decision making, the ability to make thoughtful choices that support creative efforts.
They hone their communication and self-expression skills, learning to communicate ideas and their authentic selves with confidence.
They find internal motivation in striving to achieve a meaningful goal.
They experience the benefits of collaboration as they develop social skills that foster creative teamwork.