Alice Springs/Mparntwe lacks enough early education places for all the children who need to be in care, directly affecting the city’s ability to attract and retain good staff for many essential jobs.

8CCC Reporter Kate Lyons-Dawson speaks with Leanne Milne, director of CACTL the Central Australian Community Toy Library who has been researching the current situation, as well as trying to find the funding to expand CACTL’s capacity. Richie McWaters shares some of the challenges in being the working parent of a young child in Mparntwe.

This story was produced as part of a 2 day Community Journalism workshop delivered by the Community Media Training Organisation & 8CCC Radio