Effective budgeting key to raising kids
Adelaidenow - Anthony Keane - August 03, 2008

A panel of financial, childcare and education experts said long-term planning and budgeting were the two keys to raising children without financial hassles...

Pregnant? Forget about a new job
NEWS.com.au - Sharri Markson - August 03, 2008

HARD-NOSED employers are refusing to employ pregnant women, with figures showing mums-to-be experiencing discrimination nationwide...

ABC worries analysts
Sydney Morning Herald - Vanda Carson - August 2, 2008

ABC LEARNING CENTRES could face further shocks to its fragile balance sheet and market credibility, and risks defaulting on its $1 billion in loans if its woes continue...

Groves clings on to the controls at ABC
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - August 01, 2008

THE embattled chief of early childcare group ABC Learning, Eddy Groves, claimed he "put his nuts on the line" every day and was still the best person to run...

Childcare giant ABC reveals accounting error and tips $400m loss
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - August 01, 2008

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres said pre-tax losses would top $400 million as it revealed it wrongly booked millions in revenue years ago...

Jail for smacking children
Daily Telegraph - July 31, 2008

CHILDCARE workers could be sent to jail for six months if they smack a child, yell at a child or use threatening or humiliating language...

Childcare giant ABC Learning rebrands some centres
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - July 31, 2008

ABC Learning Centres, Australia's biggest name in child care, is quietly rebranding some facilities, saying it wants to "offer parents an alternative"...

Fees for child care jump by 10% in two years
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - July 30, 2008

PARENTS are now paying an average of $233 a week for child care, a jump of more than 10per cent in two years, new Federal Government figures show...

Children in care 60 hours a week
The Age - Carol Nader - July 29, 2008

HUNDREDS of children are spending 60 hours or more a week in child care, a Federal Government report has revealed. Highlighting the struggle for many...

Life's high wire act
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 26, 2008

Fifteen years of debate hasn't fixed the work-life imbalance, a new study finds...

Babies share office space
The Australian - Julia Stirling - July 26, 2008

Affordable quality child care in the US and Australia is out of reach for many families. Couple this with a lack of paid maternity and parental leave...

Childcare subsidies don't help families
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - July 23, 2008

INCREASES in childcare subsidies have not had a direct effect on getting more women into the workplace, according to a study. And government childcare subsidies have failed...

Child care costs balloon
The Australian - Jennifer Buckingham - July 23, 2008

THE relationship between child care and the participation of mothers in the paid workforce seems obvious: if child care was more affordable, more mothers would work...

The ABC of lawyering
The Age - Michael West - July 22, 2008

Eddy Groves''s annus horribilis just got uglier. The childcare king is now in the sights of litigation funder IMF for failing to disclose shadowy development...

Nursery school demand soars as older mothers return to their careers
Telegraph (UK) - Martin Beckford - 21 Jul 2008

Record numbers of mothers are going back to work, experts claim, driving a boom for Britain's nursery schools. A comprehensive new report shows more than half...