Fed up with the daily dishes of mum guilt
Daily Telegraph - Naomi Toy - September 03, 2008

Raise the issue of childcare and those guilt bombs will start flying thick and fast landing at the feet of mothers - working or otherwise. And sadly many of those lobbing them are other women...

ABC Learning axe to fall on part-time workers
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - September 3, 2008

STRUGGLING childcare group ABC Learning is planning to slash its part-time workforce by 1000 or more in an effort to save up to $26 million each year and...

ABC sells $190m slice to stay afloat
The Age - Colin Kruger - September 3, 2008

But even if the company isn't forced into further sales, there are doubts about the viability of its Australian child-care business and whether the company...

Govt to boost childcare workforce
The West Australian - 2nd September 2008

Parliamentary Secretary for Child Care Maxine McKew says a number of measures are under consideration, including increasing the number of workers...

P-plates for child centres
Sydney Morning Herald - Phillip Hudson - September 2, 2008

ALL new child-care centres would be put on "P-plates" for up to two years and the number of babies looked after by any one carer may be reduced from five to...

ABC Learning loss news to ex-auditors
NEWS.com.au - Anthony Marx - September 02, 2008

THE former auditors of beleaguered ABC Learning Centres distanced themselves yesterday from any responsibility for delayed full-year results expected to show...

Fat police for tubby tots
Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - September 2, 2008

The blueprint, which is designed to provide more integrated services to parents of children from birth to eight years, is also expected to boost childcare...

Parents deserve right to choose children's care
ABC Online - Eva Cox - September 2, 2008

"A Federal Government census of childcare services released this year found 757 children were attending long daycare services for at least 60 hours a week...

Government sets pre-school learning targets
The Guardian (UK) - Sarah Morrison - September 1, 2008

Under-fives who play in the sandpit and recite nursery rhymes are to be assessed under a new government-enforced national curriculum that comes into force today...

McKew attacks childcare staff ratio
The Australian - Samantha Maiden - September 01, 2008

KEVIN Rudd's handpicked adviser on childcare has attacked the current ratio of one carer to five babies as "not good enough" and warned the Government may...

Childcare changes put families under stress
Courier Mail - Melanie Christiansen - September 01, 2008

SOME Brisbane parents have withdrawn their children from child care because of a Federal Government-imposed hike in up-front costs. Childcare Queensland has warned...

Fees to rise in shake-up of childcare
The Sunday Times (UK) - Robert Watts - August 31, 2008

Families will be hit by increased childcare costs under government plans to “professionalise” nursery staff. In an attempt to give children from poor...

Mem Fox slammed for childcare comments
The Australian - August 31, 2008

LEADING children's author Mem Fox has drawn criticism from working mothers but qualified support from family groups for likening childcare for very young...

Mem Fox blasts full time child care for babies
Melbourne Herald Sun - Elissa Lawrence - August 31, 2008

PUTTING babies into child care is a form of child abuse, children's author Mem Fox has claimed. Ms Fox, author of Possum Magic, said she believed that...

Job-shedding ABC Learning faces huge write-down
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - August 30, 2008

The company has also started a round of new part-time staff cutbacks amid fears the group may be forced into hundreds of millions of dollars in write-downs...