Insight for Sunday 13 March 2011
The government's Welfare Working Group has recommended reforms that would prompt thousands of sole parents to seek more early childhood care.
But the government has cut its subsidies for early childhood services where more than 80% of teachers are registered.
The change is saving more than $100 million a year.
But Education Correspondent, John Gerritsen explores how much it's costing early childhood centres and the families who use them.