Kids in New England start school behind due to state's worst childcare shortage: report

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated May 18 2022 - 2:13am, first published May 16 2022 - 1:30am
HARD WORK: Little Kindy company director Arzal Arzal said many city-based companies shrank from providing childcare because it is difficult to manage from a distance. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Thousands of children are starting school already behind the pace in the New England because of the state's worst childcare shortage, according to a new report.


Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at