Record Childcare Incidents in the ACT

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A new report has found there were 637 serious incidents in ACT early childcare centres during the 2019-20 financial year, marking 73 cases more than the average.

There were 465 instances of illness, injury or trauma, 79 instances of a child being locked in or out or unaccounted for and 93 cases where emergency services attended.

The Productivity Commission also found the ACT is the most-expensive place in the country to send kids to childcare, costing $70 per week more than the national average.