AFL team GWS Giants to open day care centres as alternative to gambling revenue
Daily Telegraph - Rose Brennan - February 20, 2018

THE Greater Western Sydney Giants are kicking off a family friendly funding approach with the AFL heavyweights launching their own childcare centres as an alternative to the gambling revenue used to sustain other clubs. The Daily Telegraph can reveal GWS Giants have partnered with...

Preschool sets children up for a life of learning
Education HQ - Correna Haythorpe - February 19, 2018

A report commissioned by state and territory governments recommended we make early childhood education for both three and four-year-olds free and accessible to all Australian children. The aptly titled Lifting our Game Report shows children who participate in early childhood education...

Evolve forecasts profit fall
Nine News Finance - February 19, 2018

Evolve Education Group forecasts a net profit of $8 million to $9 million for the year to March 31, 2018, down from the previous guidance of $14 million to $15 million. The reduction includes a settlement for $3 million regarding the historical Porse GST issue. The downgrade was largely...

Ingleburn family day care operator delivers baby in Minto home
Camden Advertiser - Ben Chenoweth - February 19, 2018

Rose Kilcar is used to handling toddlers. But newborns – that's a completely different story. Ingleburn family day care operator woke in the early hours of the morning on Friday, February 9, to collect two children from a Minto home. Ms Kilcar had been on standby to look after the children...

It's time to work on a rethink of the 38-hour week
Sydney Morning Herald - Melissa Coburn - February 18, 2018

How do we reconcile the 12 weeks of holidays that children seem to get with the four-week standard generally available to their parents? How has the gap between workers' and children's holidays been allowed to continue for so long without adequate measures available to reduce the stresses...

Dad says girl was left alone on street by after-school care
News Mail - Crystal Jones - February 17, 2018

A BUNDABERG dad says he was left shocked after an after-school care service left his daughter alone on the street for 40 minutes. Lee Trippier said his family had not long moved to the area from the UK and wanted to choose the best after-school care for their 10-year-old daughter...

Think Childcare Ltd share price rockets 9.5% on report
Motley Fool - Tristan Harrison - February 16, 2018

Management commented on the state of the sector by saying that during the last four years the sector has experienced significant opportunistic investor activity fuelled by cheap money, willing lenders and purchases at inflated multiples from domestic and overseas buyers. The market...

Govt vet support targets suicide reduction
The Australian - Karen Sweeney - February 15, 2018

Mr McCormack also introduced a proposal to spend $7.1 million over four years to support veterans and their families in the form of child care, home care and counselling. "These veterans have given so much to our country and it is only right we support those who have made the ultimate sacrifice...

INS is the Aussie company 'putting Google to shame'
News.com.au - Lisa Mayoh - February 15, 2018

There's celebration, recognition and reward. Welcome to INS Career Management - the heavenly nirvana of Australian workplaces, where childcare is free and reduced hours a must. Or as their employees call it - Google, without the fancy hammocks and ping pong tables. "It was quite...

Jump of 40 per cent in children attending preschool for 600 hours, says Daryl Maguire
The Daily Advertiser - Jody Lindbeck - February 13, 2018

The number of children in NSW underaking 600 hours a year of preschool has jumped 40 per cent in a year. Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire attributed the increase to the state government's Start Strong program. "These results prove the NSW government''s Start Strong program is working...

Canaccord, Wilson introduce childcare 'incubator'
Financial Review - Sarah Thompson, Anthony Macdonald & Joyce Moullakis - February 14, 2018

Fund managers know all about valuing child care centre owners. Now they are being asked to take one step back in the supply chain and consider a child care "incubator". Grassroots Developments, formerly known as EDHOD, specialises in selecting sites for new centres, overseeing...

Blue Sky's Foundation Early Learning sale goes past 2017 deadline
The Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - February 13, 2018

STAR fund manager Blue Sky has missed a self-imposed deadline for selling a Brisbane-based childcare chain, with sources saying a multimillion-dollar deal has stalled. The sale of Foundation Early Learning, which has 31 childcare centres across Queensland, Victoria, ACT and...

How to engineer both equality and flexibility
Financial Review - February 13, 2018

The United Voice trade union has made a hash of its five-year campaign to prove that pay is low in childcare work because its staffing is mainly female. The Fair Work Commission this month threw out a claim for a 35 per cent pay rise for childcare workers after the union failed to produce...

Childcare changes more likely to hit low to middle-income families
The Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peating - February 11, 2018

The major losers under the Turnbull government's revamp of childcare payments will be low to middle-income families, departmental figures show. Figures obtained under Freedom of Information legislation show 161,003 low to middle-income families will be worse off under the...

Our pre-schools need funding certainty
Sunshine Coast Daily - Megan O'Connell - February 11, 2018

PRE-SCHOOLS have been slapped with new funding uncertainty, with the Turnbull Government announcing a measly one-year extension to the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education. It's astonishing that Education Minister Simon Birmingham can...