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COVID-19 closures may cause childcare centres to fold, industry warns – The Age

Dozens of early learning centres in Victoria have closed due to infections or as a precaution, and it is feared many will not reopen unless the federal government steps up financial support.

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Meanwhile, the non-profit centre is losing thousands of dollars a day. Ms Lynch said that with no indication when her centre would reopen, nor how many families would return when it does, it was too soon to tally the full financial hit.
“With JobKeeper now gone and no revenue coming in other than what we will still get from the childcare subsidy, it leaves us running at a loss every day,” Ms Lynch said.
JobKeeper payments were cut from the childcare sector in mid-July, and the fees parents nor…

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