For the first time, 80% of education and care services, throughout Australia, are Meeting or Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS), ACECQA recently highlighted.

Data released by the Productivity Commission on Tuesday shows 16,185 serious incidents at childcare facilities across Australia from 2018 to 2019.

An Educator received a sanction for placing children at risk, for frequent drug use and was ordered by the Queensland Education Department to take regular drug tests and "abstain from using illicit drugs".

Twenty - two month old Neihana, from NZ, had choked on a chunk of a big piece of an apple given to him by Educators and was in cardiac arrest for half an hour. Neihana was left severely disabled.

Early childhood services are legally required to notify the Regulatory Authority on certain incidents, complaints and changes to the service.