NSW Health has confirmed that a childcare centre in Blacktown, in western Sydney, has been identified as a hotspot for the coronavirus with both staff and children infected.

Around one million families are set to receive free child care during the coronavirus pandemic under a plan from the Morrison Government that will help deliver relief and support to the early childhood education and care industry.

On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government announced the introduction of the JobKeeper Payment package.

If you're running a Family Day Care service that needs to close or if you have to reduce your business activities due to Coronavirus you may be able to receive support from a variety of different sources. These include Coronavirus Supplement, Early Access To Superannuation, Mortgage and Loan Repayments and more.

With 1.3 million children in childcare and about 200,000 staff employed in the early childhood education and care sector, services throughout Australia will continue to remain open. The federal government's expert medical advice is for early childhood services to remain open and children to continue to attend childcare centres, except for those services directed by health authorities to close.