Childcare centre to become two dwellings after charity submits proposal
The Daily Telegraph - Anton Rose, Wentworth Courier - August 1, 2019

The centre was closed down last year amid community opposition and parents' fears of a scramble for childcare places in the eastern suburbs - now it is set for a very different future. The future of the former Benevolent Society childcare centre on Nelson St, Woollahra ...

National survey to help working parents, carers juggle family and jobs
The Daily Telegraph - Cindy Ngo, Liverpool Leader - August 1, 2019

A national survey is aiming to highlight the experiences of working parents and carers and the challenges they face in a bid to create supportive, family-friendly work environments. Carramar-based not-for-profit organisation Karitane has partnered with Parents at Work to develop...

Why subsidies haven't brought down the cost of childcare
Financial Review - Bo Seo - August 1, 2019

Melbourne University lecturer Rennie Lee pays $138 a day for full-time care of her 18-month-old son. This adds up to $33,120 per year, makes up 30 per cent of her salary, and equals the cost of rent. Rennie Lee says the cost of childcare is a significant part of her income...

FDCA releases industry first study into the next generation of family day care educators
Family Day Care Australia - Augst 1, 2019

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is proud today to release an industry-first study into the family day care workforce in Australia: Attracting the next generation of family day care educators. The study, which drew on the feedback and insights of 1,288 current family day care educators...

K&L Gates acts on $120m acquisition of childcare services provider
Australiasian Lawyer - Duffie Osental - August 1, 2019

Global law firm K&L Gates has advised a wholly-owned subsidiary of China-based property management company Greentown Service Group on its acquisition of a majority interest in Montessori Academy Group at an enterprise value of $120m. Montessori Academy is one of Australia's...

Childcare prices up in June quarter but overall rate of growth shows signs of slowing
The Sector - Jason Roberts - August 1, 2019

The cost of childcare across Australia has risen by 1.0 per cent in the three months ending June 2019 compared to the three months ending March 2019 and is 7.9 per cent lower than the same period last year, according to the latest Consumer Price Index release by ...

YMCA Victoria names new Chief Executive
Australian Leisure Management - July 31, 2019

After conducting an extensive global search, YMCA Victoria has announced the appointment of Carolyn Morris as its new Chief Executive. Morris, who has been the Y’s acting Chief Executive and Chief Operations Officer, will lead the organisation at an exciting time ...

Developer syndicate sells Perth shopping centre for $34m
Financial Review - Ingrid Fuary-Wagner - July 31, 2019

A syndicate of developers has sold a Coles-anchored neighbourhood shopping centre in Perth's north-western suburb of Alkimos for $34.05 million. Trinity Village has 16 other tenants including a Shell service station, medical centre and childcare centre...

Guthrie St Child Care Centre kids learn first aid
Shepparton News - Laura Briggs - July 31, 2019

Children at the Guthrie St Child Care Centre returned home with first aid at the forefront of their minds following a hands-on safety session. Having learnt a range of the basics throughout the session hosted by Cool Kids First Aid, the four and five-year-old children...

Tenterfield rain dance implores the skies to open
Tenterfield Star - Donna Ward - July 31, 2019

Councillors led by Mayor Peter Petty led the community in a rain dance to hopefully bring on some drought-breaking rain. Fortunately they were aided by a much cuter dance troupe in the form of youngsters from Tenterfield Child Care Centre, who dropped in to lend their support...

VCAT knocks back childcare bid
Star Weekly - Alesha Capone - July 30, 2019

A proposal to develop a childcare centre on land adjacent to the heritage-listed former shire hall in Werribee has been rejected by VCAT. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal issued its decision on the proposal earlier this month, after the developers appealed ...

Working mothers more stressed than fathers as cost of child care skyrockets, HILDA survey shows
ABC News - Laura Garty and Mary Lloyd - July 31, 2019

As more mothers struggle to balance professional work and manage work-family tension, the cost of child care has more than doubled over the past two decades. The latest annual Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey found the median cost of child care...

Sydney day care children sent home ‘immediately’ over discovery of highly toxic substance on site
News.com.au - Megan Palin - July 31, 2019

A Sydney day care centre has abruptly shut down with children sent home “immediately” after a highly toxic substance that causes serious health complications was detected on site. One Tree Little Diggers, a facility for children from military families at the Holsworthy barracks...

With average rates at $152 a day, it's time to make childcare tax deductible
The Sydney Morning Herald - Jane Buncle - July 30, 2019

The RBA Governor’s call for stimulus signals that now is the time to consider further policy measures to boost Australia’s labour force. One such measure would be to make the cost of child care tax deductible. The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey...

Triguboff’s towering ambition: Plans for ‘tallest residential skyscraper’
The Daily Telegraph - Jake McCallum, Parramatta Advertiser - July 30, 2019

A bid to see two massive skyscrapers, 57 and 66 storeys high, built in Parramatta, will be determined by a NSW Planning Panel this week, after Parramatta Council gave planners the green light. The proposal would also include a childcare centre, commercial gym and ...