Childcare group director in $3m sell-off
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - December 27, 2007

A KEY executive of childcare group ABC Learning Centres has offloaded almost $3 million in shares, going against a tide of director purchases...

Daycare failures to be named
Courier Mail - Steven Wardill - December 26, 2007

The Creche and Kindergarten Association and Child Care Queensland have previously backed public disclosure. However, Ms Bligh's position is in stark...

ABC group buys more Fun
Advertiser Adelaide - December 24, 2007

CHILDCARE group ABC Learning Centres has boosted a stake in troubled toy supplier Funtastic, which was subject to takeover talk earlier this year...

Retailer’s wife buys up properties
The West Australian - Vanda Carson - December 22, 2007

Mr Groves, who has built a fortune of about $237 million, plans to spend more time in the US where his child-care centres now make up the majority of the...

Preschools face education revamp
The Age - Jason Dowling - December 23, 2007

CHILD-CARE centres and kindergartens would have a greater emphasis on education under a State Government push for more structured learning for young...

Full steam to 2010 win
The Australian - Patricia Karvellas - December 22, 2007

The other crucial priority is deciding where to build 260 new childcare centres; the group chaired by Gillard will develop a plan immediately for the...

Study Says Foster Care Benefits Brains
The Associated Press - December 21, 2007

The younger that happens, "the less likely the child is to have major problems," he added. The research is credited with influencing child-care changes in...

Flexibility the key to a better work environment
Sydney Morning Herald – Elizabeth Broderick – December 21, 2007

Men from both groups explained that additional child-care places and more family-friendly work opportunities for their partners would help to ease the...

Data gap in childcare
The Australian – Stephen Lunn - December 21, 2007

AUSTRALIA needs better quality data on how childcare and early childhood learning programs affect children later in life, the nation's top statistician has...

Labor's women of power turn a page in politics
Sydney Morning Herald – Anne Summers – December 21, 2007

…challenge of childcare policy, which will be tackled by Gillard, Macklin, Plibersek and, in her role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Maxine McKew…

Child care main barrier to women in work
Sydney Morning Herald – Jessica Irvine – December 20, 2007

A lack of suitable child care was blamed by the majority of women, 130400, while the remainder of mothers did less work by choice to care for their children...

Child care 'good' for young children
Sydney Morning Herald - December 19, 2007

Working parents can shake off any guilt about leaving their children in childcare all day, as a new Australian study says it helps their social development...

Boom times fuel shift to more women leaders
The Australian – Amanda O’Brien – December 19, 2007

Forty per cent provided childcare initiatives and one infive allowed staff to work from home. Mr Nicolaou said boosting female participation was crucial to...

Employers dangle baits to help beat skills shortages
The Age – Nassim Khadem – December 18, 2007

A shortage of skilled workers in child care was boosted by the recent welfare-to-work changes that force parents of young children to look for part-time...

Parents find comfort in child-care cover
Sydney Morning Herald – Matthew Benns and Michael Taverniti – December 16, 2007

Julie Blair, pictured with 14-month-old son Connor, has taken out child-care insurance. PARENTS can take out insurance to cover the cost of child care when...