Carers dismiss uncaped crusaders
Courier Mail – Ursula Heger – October 3, 2007

Queensland childcare professionals have laughed off suggestions that they should ban superhero costumes from being worn by children at childcare centres...

Teachers part of $6.6 million plan to combat allergies
The West Australian – Philippa Perry - October 2, 2007

Teachers and childcare workers will be able to give adrenaline shots to the increasing number of West Australian children who suffer from potentially fatal...

Problems are child's play
Ferntree Gully, Belgrave Mail – Tania Martin - October 2, 2007

SHIRE OF Yarra Ranges councillor Samantha Dunn has welcomed a Labor Party election promise to address childcare shortages. The party's candidate for La Trobe...

Rethink on breastfeeding, allergy link
ABC Online – Barbara Miller - October 1, 2007

They may have a lower incidence of going to childcare early in life and being exposed to various infections in life. Those infections may challenge the...

Grab kids with milk and bread
Courier Mail - Melanie Christiansen - October 1, 2007

INNOVATIVE childcare centres are catering to time-poor parents with extra services, including organising children's haircuts and...

Kinders ban tiny crime fighters
Melbourne Herald Sun – Peter Rolfe - September 30, 2007

Swinburne Childcare spokeswoman Janelle Blaess said many centres banned the costumes because they distracted children. "They can find it difficult to...

Child-care laws horrific: US expert
Sydney Morning Herald – Adele Horin – September 27, 2007

A WORLD authority on child care says Australians will one day "look back in horror" at the conditions governments have allowed to prevail in many of the...

Brown focuses on health, education
The Australian – Philippe Naughton – September 26, 2007

As part of a revolution in childcare, women would get nine months' paid maternity leave from this year and the longer-term target was to give them a full 12...

Generations declare war on home and work fronts
Sydney Morning Herald - Maxine Frith - September 23, 2007

"Parents increasingly rely on their parents for child care. There are also people looking after elderly parents." While the baby boomer generation may have...

Hotline failing parents
Adelaidenow – Joanna Vaughan – September 22, 2007

THE childcare industry has criticised the Federal Government's hotline for vacancies, saying it is not specific enough and is failing parents...

NSW has most expensive childcare costs in Australia
Daily Telegraph – Clare Masters – September 21, 2007

FAMILIES in NSW pay more for childcare than any other state with the cost far outweighing government childcare subsidies...

Morals, money and the law
The Age – Sushi Das - September 21, 2007

Even the Government acknowledges the financial cost of children by offering the baby bonus or child-care rebates. And the emotional cost of having children...

Kids show up their elders
Daily Telegraph – Kate Sikora and Malcolm Farr - September 20, 2007

WHILE our federal politicians were screaming like feral animals at each other yesterday, children at Glebe School Childcare...

PM told to deliver on housing
NEWS.com.au - Patricia Karvelas and Matthew Franklin - September 19, 2007

A more flexible childcare policy was also raised, as was an innovative idea for the Government to pay women who leave the workforce to look after children...

Sick kids, no childcare fees
NEWS.com.au - Kate Sikora - September 19, 2007

Parents will be reimbursed the cost of care less the government's Child Care Benefit. With childcare costing more than $100 a day in some Sydney centres...