Fruit cops a serve
Melbourne Herald Sun - Holly Ife - April 15, 2008

A British survey of childcare centre menus found most were serving inadequate portions and only 30 per cent were providing meals with enough kilojoules...

Kinder children face new reports
The Age - Deborah Gough - April 13, 2008

PARENTS of kindergarten graduates will receive a statement to take to their child's school showing their child's interests, abilities and learning problems...

Toddler drowns at day care
Daily Telegraph - Ellen Connolly and Katherine Danks - April 13, 2008

A TODDLER has drowned while under the supervision of day-care workers during an outing at a park on the NSW Far North...

Childcare centres fail safety standards
NEWS.com.au - Linda Silmalis - April 13 2008

HUNDREDS of NSW childcare centres are failing to meet safety standards, with inspectors uncovering nails in sandpits, unlocked poisons cupboards and not enough staff...

Eddy Groves gets used to life in the slow lane
NEWS.com.au - Paul Weston - April 13, 2008

EMBATTLED childcare tycoon Eddy Groves says his life is "a whole new ballgame", with his focus on family rather than the fast lane...

Fruit and veg diet 'danger for toddlers'
The Observer (UK) - Amelia Hill - April 13 2008

Nutritionists say too much fibre and too little fat on nursery menus can lead to stunted growth...

Women paying to go to work
Daily Telegraph - Sharon Labi - April 13, 2008

CHILD care has become so expensive that most people say returning to work is a waste of time. Centres where demand outstrips supply regularly...

Childcare can cost more than earnings
NEWS.com.au - Susie O'Brien - April 12, 2008

A THIRD of parents spend more on child care than they earn, a survey has found. And 15 per cent pay more than $80 a day for centre-based...

Let's review all family benefits
The Canberra Times - Jessica Brown – April 10, 2008

Over the past few weeks, we've heard a myriad of competing opinions about the possible introduction of a paid maternity leave scheme…

ABC Learning cuts guidance, blames slow property sales
The Australian - Lisa Macnamara - April 09, 2008

TROUBLED childcare provider ABC Learning has blamed slowing property sales and "timing issues" for slashing its earnings per share guidance...

Call for paid maternity leave
NEWS.com.au - April 08, 2008

SEX Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick and union and business leaders have joined forces to call for a national, taxpayer-funded, paid maternity leave scheme...

Part-timers fail at work and home
NEWS.com.au - Chris Merritt - April 08, 2008

Those hit hardest are women professionals who had looked to part-time work as a way of balancing family responsibilities and working life...

Big plans for little people
The Age - Annie Lawson - April 8, 2008

When one woman couldn't find the kind of child care centre she wanted, she built one herself. BREASTFEEDING in public can be daunting enough...

The fundamentals still apply
The Age - Farrah Tomazin - April 8, 2008

Yesterday, the Brumby Government set about trying find the answers, announcing plans for a massive shake-up in child care, kindergarten and schools...

ASIF and API Fund merge in wake of ABC fallout
The Age - April 8, 2008

ASIF's assets include 56 child-care centres from which ABC businesses are run, a 15% stake in an unlisted property fund called CIB, and a 21% stake in API...