22 Feb 2021

Early childhood centres struggling to survive

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 22 February 2021

Education Ministry figures indicate the early childhood sector is going through tough times.

A little under 90 early learning services shut down in the twelve months to end of June, continuing a four-year run of high numbers of closures.

Only 109 opened, one of the lowest figures on record.

Early childhood centre owner Maria Johnson says people are a lot more cautious about opening new centres.