Childcare centres brace for cutbacks: ‘we don’t have a choice’

Victorian childcare operators fear enrolments could drop by more than half and they will be forced to cut staff because of COVID restrictions.

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Victorian childcare operators fear enrolments could drop by more than half and they will be forced to cut staff because of tightened COVID restrictions.
Under the new measures, parents with kids in childcare will get an additional 30 days of allowable absences during the state’s second lockdown. The federal government has also urged providers to waive gap fees to ensure there is no cost to parents and families retain their spots when they return to work.