CFK has (had?) 43 childcare centres across New South Wales. 4000 children and 500 staff join the 1200 staff and 120 000 children whose fate is up in the air after the ABC Learning collapse. WA Today reports that it is not know how many CFK centres will close – or when.
ABC Learning is in debt to the tune of $16 000 for each and every child in its care. That’s around a year’s worth of fees. Tell me there aren’t shenanigans, hm?
The government’s crisis plan for ABC centres only lasts until the end of the year. Of course, it is overwhelmingly women who will be affected by this; women are the people working in the centres, and women are the primary carers of children.
How many women will lose their jobs in the new year, while the childcare industry shakes down?