Daycare dollars: who's winning and losing?

Daycare chains are booming despite rising costs, teacher shortages and funding issues. (Image: NZME)
Cécile Meier
Zack Newman
In the first of a two-part investigation into Early Childhood Education (ECE), BusinessDesk examines the sector’s winners and losers. The second part will examine potential solutions to level the playing field.A record number of ECE services closed last year.Rising costs, staffing shortages and inadequate government funding are plaguing the sector. Public health experts warn overcrowded centres will cause long-term harm to children’s health. Parent fees keep increasing.  The ECE sector is in crisis, but not all operators are af...

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