Ten dodgy childcare providers have been suspended or shut down during the first three months of this year.

Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced that 277 child care operators have been placed on the compliance register since it was set up last year.

“The Morrison government continues to take action against non-compliant or dodgy providers in order to protect children, families and to safeguard taxpayer dollars,” he said.

Four providers in Victoria had their approvals cancelled between January and March, while two faced the same sanction in NSW.

Providers in NSW, Victoria and SA have been immediately suspended, while a service in the ACT also faced sanction.

Mr Tehan said the government is looking at fees charged by Family Day Care providers too.

“We have already cancelled or suspended more than a quarter of all Family Day Care services,” he said.

“The Australian government will continue to ensure that the system isn't being exploited by unscrupulous providers.”

The Child Care Enforcement Action Register is available here.