30 Nov 2023

Early childhood services struggling as enrolments drop and services go out of business

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 30 November 2023

Early childhood services say they're running on a knife edge as enrolments drop and record numbers of services go out of business.

Centre managers and owners say some families can no longer afford early childhood education and there is a lot of competition for the remaining enrolments.

Official figures show there are fewer children enrolled in early education and they're attending for fewer hours.

Education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.