Mayfield Childcare Limited (ASX:MFD) Insiders Increased Their Holdings
Simply Wall St - April 11, 2021

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Mayfield Childcare: In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when insider Malcolm Ross bought AU$71k worth of shares at a price of AU$0.69 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase ...

How safe is your child? See how your childcare centre compares on safety here
Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - April 11, 2021

More than 500 childcare centres and kinders statewide aren’t meeting federal standards of care. Child safety, staffing, supervision and management of emergencies are among problem areas for the centres. It comes a decade after a new ratings system was brought in ...

Orange's Newstead approved to become $2.3 million child care centre
Central Western Daily - David Fitzsimons - April 11, 2021

A $2.3 million child care centre has been approved for the former Newstead Bowling Club building on Hill Street...

Childcare worker is charged with assaulting a two-year-old boy under her care 'on multiple occasions' at a suburban day care centre
Daily Mail Australia - Eliza McPhee - April 10, 2021

A childcare worker has been charged after she allegedly assaulted a toddler under her care on 'multiple occasions' in the space of a week. Police allege the 26-year-old woman assaulted the two-year-old boy between March 11 and March 17 at the daycare centre in Castle Hill ...

The rewards of working with children
The RiotACT - Communities@Work - April 10, 2021

When Kavita Ogale left behind her former job to follow her dream of working with children, the rewards were surprisingly greater than she had ever imagined, and she says the infectious laughs and cuddles that greet her at work every day are the cherry on top. Kavita moved ...

It’s time for a women’s budget
The Australian Business Review - Glenda Korporaal - April 9, 2021

Chief Executive Women president Sam Mostyn says there has never been a better time for the federal government to deliver a budget for women. CEW’s budget submission includes calls for improved federal assistance for childcare, particularly for lower-paid women ...

National women’s summit to address affordable childcare, pay gap
Brisbane Times - Lydia Lynch - April 9, 2021

The superannuation pay gap between men and women and affordable childcare will be discussed at a special national cabinet meeting to be hosted in Darwin in July to lay the groundwork for a larger summit. A national women’s summit, proposed by Queensland Premier ...

Child finds asbestos at West Lakes Kindergarten and Early Childhood Centre’s playground
The Advertiser - Elizabeth Henson - April 8, 2021

Parents are being urged to seek medical advice if they are concerned their child may have come into contact with asbestos after pieces of the hazardous material were found in the playground of a western suburbs kindergarten. A four-year-old child attending the West Lakes Kindergarten...

Canberra childcare centres put on notice for safety breaches
RiotACT - Michael Weaver - April 8, 2021

Childcare centres in Canberra have been put on notice after WorkSafe ACT issued 179 improvement notices and two prohibition notices for work health and safety breaches between November last year and March 2021. The prohibition notices were issued due to safety risks from exposed ...

Sustainability with a showbiz twist on display for Hunter Region early learners
The Sector - Freya Lucas - April 8, 2021

Young children in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales are enjoying learning about the value of every drop of water, and how to be sustainable via a series of colourful workshops from Jollybops Science, coordinated by Hunter Water. The ‘Let’s Love Water’ program ...

Without affordable ECEC, Australia cannot economically recover, CEW says
The Sector - Freya Lucas - April 8, 2021

Making early childhood education and care (ECEC) more affordable is “the single best policy lever” to increase female workforce participation, and get Australia back on track economically, advocacy group Chief Executive Women (CEW) has outlined. CEW has a ‘mutual passion’ to negotiate...

Fixing childcare would be a start on PM’s women problem
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Irvine - April 7, 2021

If Scott Morrison is serious about both boosting jobs and helping women in this upcoming budget, it’s obvious what he should do: make childcare free. Or, at least, increase subsidies to such an extent that it is effectively free for the vast bulk of working parents. Morrison faced criticism...

Annastacia Palaszczuk calls for national women's summit to discuss issues of gender inequality
9News.com.au - Chanel Zagon - April 7, 2021

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called for a national women's summit to examine a multitude of inequalities faced by Australian women. Ms Palaszczuk plans to write to Prime Minister Scott Morrison today, requesting him and other state leaders to back the proposal...

Edgewater childcare centre partners with gym for early learners
Perth Now - Joondalup Times - April 7, 2021

Youngers are learning benefits of staying active through a childcare centre’s partnership with a gym. Kindy-aged children at Keiki Early Learning’s Edgewater centre started an eight-week program of excursions to their neighbouring gym in March. The Keiki PlayFit partnership ...

Think Childcare (ASX:TNK) share price rockets 33% on latest takeover bid
The Motley Fool - Marc Sidarous - April 6, 2021

The Think Childcare Ltd (ASX: TNK) share price is surging 33% today. The astronomical sum comes after the company received a revised offer from Busy Bees Early Learning Pty Ltd for a takeover. At the time of writing, the Think share price is trading at $3.06 – up 32.47%...