Overworked, stressed teachers, as well as overcrowded classrooms, have early childhood education at a crisis point.
But despite this, the essential educators looking after our kids in this sector are some of the most committed and hard-working.
Our guest was one who stood out, receiving the ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award for their outstanding contribution.
Early Childhood Education Teacher Aimee Macaskill spoke to The AM Show.
Watch the video.