Parents fighting to hold back their child from starting school in WA forced to consider drastic action
ABC News - Rebecca Carmody - October 16, 2019

A Perth mother is vowing to leave Western Australia and move interstate with her four-year-old son, splitting him up from his sister, if education authorities refuse her requests for him to start school a year later because he is "not ready" and "won't cope". Rebecca Trent said she was ...

Family Matters || Child care must be a priority
The Armidale Express - Margaret Sims - October 15, 2019

In previous columns I have talked about how important it is for children to experience good quality early childhood education and how lucky we are in Armidale that there are so many really good services around for our young children. Recently the HILDA findings on children care were released...

Should Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) Focus On Improving This Fundamental Metric?
Simply Wall Street - October 15, 2019

Our data shows Think Childcare has a return on equity of 7.1% for the last year. That means that for every A$1 worth of shareholders’ equity, it generated A$0.07 in profit...

Killara Children’s Centre closes
The North Central Review - October 15, 2019

Wallan families were rocked by the sudden announcement of the closure of Killara Children’s Centre on Sunday, leaving many without a childcare service and staff out of a job. Killara Children’s Centre was a not-for-profit, community-run child day care centre that served the community...

Child hit and killed by car outside childcare centre
The Age - Rachel Eddie - October 14, 2019

A three-year-old girl has been hit and killed by a car at a childcare centre in Epping in Melbourne's outer north. The girl, from Broadmeadows, was struck in a car park of Kiddy Palace Learning Centre shortly before 4.45pm on Monday. A 26-year-old woman was also taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital...

Global Child Day Care Services Industry
Yahoo Finance - GlobalNewswire - October 14, 2019

Child Day Care Services market worldwide is projected to grow by US$66. 6 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 4. 8%. Child Day Care Services, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 4... AUSTRALIA Table 32: Child Day Care Services Market in Australia...

North shore childcare centre launches eight seater pram for trips, excursions
The Daily Telegraph - David Barwell, North Shore Times - October 14, 2019

The north shore’s youngest residents are getting out and about town in a new set of wheels — an eight-seater ‘Octopram’ that is drawing its fair share of attention from onlookers. Children at the Guardian Early Learning Centre in Artarmon usually take a trip in the state-of-the-art ride...

Engadine Montessori director fought grass fire at childcare centre
The Daily Telegraph - Eliza Barr, St George Shire Standard - October 14, 2019

A preschool director had to contain a grass fire with a fire extinguisher while children played metres away in Sydney’s south. At 4.45pm on Thursday staff at Engadine Montessori Academy were alerted to children playing with matches before they discovered a small fire growing rapidly...

Williams Landing, Melbourne childcare centre comes onto the market
Property Observer - Staff Reporter - October 14, 2019

A childcare centre in Melbourne’s west is set to be auctioned this month. The centre at 2 Fogarty Street, Williams Landing is leased and operated by Explorers Early Learning. The 1086 square metre facility occupies a 2900 square metre corner site. It is directly across the road from the...

Be SunSmart with this great shade initiative
The Queensland Times - Sport Ipswich - October 14, 2019

Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Department of Health are excited to support the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative. The initiative provides 50 percent matched funding up to $2000 for portable shade and up to $5000 for permanent shade for not-for-profit organisations...

Childcare centre in Gillieston Heights receives the green light from Maitland City councillors
The Maitland Mercury - Meg Francis - October 14, 2019

A new childcare centre in Gillieston Heights has been given the green light from Maitland City councillors. The Redwood Drive child care centre, which will cater for 144 children, received unanimous support. The proposed building, which will be operated by St Nicholas Early Education...

Australia’s grandparents do hours of childcare a week — only one in 100 is paid for their efforts
The Courier Mail - Zoe Smith and David Aidone, News Corp Australia Network - October 12, 2019

Grandparents are doing 20 hours of childcare work a week and most of them aren’t being paid. And 42 per cent of grandparents say they are covering the cost of the kids’ school fees. A News Corp Australia survey of 1250 people around the country found that more than eight-in-ten grandparents...

Wendouree Children's Centre expansion to include maternal and child health service
The Courier - Michelle Smith - October 12, 2019

Parents of young babies will have access to more support as Wendouree Children's Centre expands with two new maternal and child health consulting rooms to be added to the busy service. Wendouree MP Juliana Addison, mayor Samantha McIntosh and local councillors visited...

Parents forking out hundreds of dollars for childcare graduations
The Daily Telegraph - Adella Beaini, Angira Bharadwaj - October 12, 2019

Parents are forking out hundreds of dollars on graduation gear for tiny tots as childcare graduations become “bigger and better”. Suppliers say the demand for graduation outfits, professional photographs, and memorabilia is increasing every year for preschoolers. Online store...

Bendigo kindergartens could see space strain with incoming three-year-old program
Bendigo Advertiser - Elspeth Kernebone - October 12, 2019

Bendigo's kindergartens may be under pressure when a government funded three-year-old kinder programs begin in 2022 that will mean more children need places. 2020 kindergarten enrolment numbers are higher than at the same time last year, but many centres...