We were commissioned by WA Communications to design a report entitled ‘It’s not child’s play: childcare funding in crisis’. The report assesses the impact of the Childcare Voucher scheme’s closure. We created illustrations of broken toys to visually represent the impact that changes to funding have had. Crashing kites, drowning rubber ducks and teddy bears with broken parachutes convey that message in a way that is engaging and meaningful. A soft, pastel colour palette was chosen to reflect early childhood.