Bamboo for Bilinga – new Edge Early Learning centre has sustainable underpinnings
The Sector - Freya Lucas - December 2, 2019

Edge Early Learning will open a new centre in the Gold Coast suburb of Bilinga later this month that will be one of the first in the Edge network to embed sustainable practices from opening through the use of eco-friendly wipes and nappies. The products to be used are made from 100 per cent bamboo...

New Paisley Park centre at Port Adelaide Plaza
Adelaide Now - Valerina Changarathil, The Advertiser - December 2, 2019

Paisley Park’s new childcare and early learning centre is now open for business within the upgraded Port Adelaide Plaza shopping centre. The centre, which is part of the Precision Group’s $45 million redevelopment of the plaza was purpose-built as “a magical wonderland” where children...

Parents panic over childcare after Newport Kindergarten announces it will close at short notice
The Daily Telegraph - Julie Cross, Manly Daily - December 1, 2019

Parents have been left stranded after they were given just a month’s notice that their children’s kindy will close to make way for a huge $20 million housing development. The announcement has left staff at Newport Kindergarten on Queens Pde, Newport, “bawling their eyes out” ...

Little Kids, Big Ideas: Preschoolers help give guide dogs best start
9News - December 1, 2019

A group of pre-schoolers on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula are helping give guide dogs the best possible start to their training in an initiative also designed to give some much-needed comfort from man's best friend. Kinder teacher Karen Anderson is a guide dog puppy carer in her spare time...

Stock to Follow: Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK)
Stock Digest - Rocky Gerdes - December 1, 2019

Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) stock has changed AUD$-0.03 and moved -2.21% whereas stock price touched at AUD$1.33 in last trading period. 28758 shares exchanged at hands while it’s an average volume stands with 34500 shares. The company recorded relative volume of 0.83...

Childcare centres offer giveaways as fees soar
The Courier Mail - Natasha Bita - November 30, 2019

Desperate daycare centres are giving away $1000 gift cards and iPads to lure families struggling to pay double-digit fee hikes. Childcare costs soared 9.4 per cent across Queensland in the year to September – but parents in dozens of Brisbane suburbs and regional towns been hit with...

Capital capers, bonus bonanzas and more: How banks and debt are changing society
The Australian Business Review - Alan Kohler - November 30, 2019

A friend’s mother is in a quilting group of women of a certain age who meet every few weeks, and on Monday she reported that all her friends were exhausted. That’s ­because all of them are constantly minding grandchildren for working daughters who can’t afford full-time childcare...

How a toddler is teaching me the future will be child’s play
The West Australian - Laura Newell - November 30, 2019

A grainy photograph shows my precious first-born happily slumbering on her “big girl” bed at day care, bringing tears to my eyes. At nearly two, my walking, talking “baby” has moved up to the “toddler room”, abandoning the cot she’s so far slept in for that proper bed — and she’s just fine...

Acquisition of centres - Evolve Education Group
Australian Financial Review - November 29, 2019

Listed New Zealand and Australian childcare and education centre operator Evolve Education Group Limited (ASX/NZX: EVO) is pleased to announce that it has today settled the childcare acquisition originally announced to the market on 4 November 2019. The acquisition includes 5 childcare...

Independent Chairman Mark Kerr Just Bought Shares In Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK)
Simply Wall St - November 29, 2019

Potential Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Chairman, Mark Kerr, recently bought AU$500k worth of stock, paying AU$1.33 for each share. That’s a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 26%...

Rosie's Wheels is a kids book about a young woman in a wheelchair
Wauchope Gazette - Letitia Fitzpatrick - November 29, 2019

A young Wauchope woman has done something amazing - she has shared the story of her life in a wheelchair with the children she cares for. Rosie Attard is a former Wauchope High School student who, on the morning of her Year 12 Final Assembly in 2011, was involved in a car accident...

DHS speaks out to help families understand CCS overpayment in climate of confusion
The Sector - Freya Lucas - November 29, 2019

Following the end of the 2018/19 financial year, the first since eligible families moved from Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate to one system of Child Care Subsidy, both providers and families have expressed concern about the confusion of the system, which has left some with...

Grants pave the way for more preschool options for NSW country kids
The Sector - Freya Lucas - November 29, 2019

The New South Wales Government yesterday announced $8.3 million in grants to expand and establish new preschool services in regional areas of the State, with the aim of making early learning more accessible. NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell...

Evolve Education Group Half Year Report

Australian Financial Review - November 28, 2019

Why G8 Education shares have been smashed in November
Yahoo Finance - Kenneth Hall - November 28, 2019

G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) shares have had a tough month in November. The childcare group’s share price has plummeted 22.96% lower this month after a weak trading update on 15 November. What sent G8 Education shares tumbling? G8 Education shares plummeted 18% to $2.13 per share...