Doctors alarmed by vaccination rates
ABC Online - November 1, 2010

The AMA wants all childcare centres and schools to accept only vaccinated children. It also says a new public health campaign is needed to inform parents...

Rule to add $48 to week's childcare bill
Sydney Morning Herald - Kirsty Needham - October 29, 2010

CHILDCARE costs could rise by up to $9.62 a day for the youngest children when new rules for staffing ratios are introduced to childcare centres...

New deal pushes childcare up $9
Daily Telegraph - October 29, 2010

But the Allen Consulting Group said the changes could result in an extra 1324 childcare places in the under-supplied under-two age group...

G8 empire grows into Singapore
Gold Coast Bulletin - Nick Nichols - October 29, 2010

GOLD Coast-based G8 Education has broken out of the playpen and extended its reach internationally through a $19.2 million deal to acquire Singapore largest childcare centre operator...

TV time limits for toddlers are ignored
Los Angeles Times (USA) - Shari Roan - October 28, 2010

A new study finds that the average preschool-age child is exposed to double the recommended amount. Screen time consists of television, DVDs, computers and...

Parents fork out small fortune in child-care fees for first five years
The Canberra Times - Phillip Thomson - October 23, 2010

Sending children to child care for a year can be more expensive up-front than sending them for a Year 12 education at an exclusive private school...

Nowhere man faces the storm
The Australian - Ross Fitzgerald - October 23, 2010

...has been given some hefty new responsibilities, as Minister for School Education, Childcare and Youth to keep him inside the tent and in parliament...

The Timeline: Maternity leave
The Independent (UK) - Alice-Azania Jarvis - October 22, 2010

Yesterday, the European Parliament decided that all companies should pay maternity leave at full pay for 20 weeks and paternity leave for two...

Progress towards universal access to preschool
The Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP - October 21, 2010

The 2009 Annual Reports for the first time detail the progress each state and territory has made towards the universal access commitment in the first year of the National...

Program for at-risk preschoolers fails first test
The Age - Carol Nader - October 20, 2010

A STATE government push to provide free kindergarten for 2000 of the most vulnerable three-year-old children has had a poor response, with fewer than 200 children...

Fathers set to win fairer family rights
Sunday Herald Sun - Jane Hansen - October 17, 2010

COMPANIES will be forced to give fathers who request it flexible working hours so that they can play a greater role at home and in child-rearing. Minister for the Status of Women Kate Ellis...

Kids go gourmet at 'six star' day care
Sunday Telegraph - Helen Pow - October 17, 2020

AN on-site chef, handmade $1800 cots and fingerprint security systems - a new breed of childcare centre is opening for parents who want it all and can pay for it...

Boy's daycare death prompts recommendations
NEWS.com.au - October 15, 2010

THE death of funny and affectionate three-year-old Jayden Matthew Lynch has led a coroner to recommend government agencies do more to ensure childcare operating standards...

Kids rescued from flooded childcare site
NEWS.com.au - Sarah Malik - October 15, 2010

A TOTAL of 52 children at a childcare centre in southern New South Wales have been evacuated because of concerns the building could be flooded amid wild weather in the region...

Childcare price rise
Today - Channel Nine - October 12, 2010

TODAY looks at the new government laws that could see the price of childcare rise to up to $40 per day...