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Central Victorian Parents Left “Choiceless” for Childcare Options

November 20, 2023 11:37 am in by
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Central Victorian families are living in a regional ‘childcare desert’ – according to a new report from Independent not-for-profit advocacy organisation, The Parenthood.

The Choiceless report includes more than 150 stories from regional families about the challenges they face in accessing education and care for young children.

Meanwhile, single mothers and their children are bearing the brunt of rising costs with more than half living below the poverty line.

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Campaign Director at Parenthood, Maddy Butler, urges families who are struggling to reach out, you are not alone.

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