Union suggests childcare cost fears are 'alarmist'
Courier Mail - Margaret Wenham - August 10, 2010

PARENTS with children in daycare face only minimal out-of-pocket expenses under major federal government reforms, the childcare union claims...

Parents face $33-a-day rise for childcare
The Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - August 09, 2010

PARENTS face fee rises of up to $33 per child per day when the Federal Government requires childcare centres to employ more and better qualified staff...

Childcare on the table after birth-rate high
Sydney Morning Herald - Rachel Browne - August 8, 2010

CHILDCARE is shaping as an election decider with services full or near capacity in a majority of marginal seats in NSW. In 2008 there were 296600 births...

Leaders pull out extra cash to woo families
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Wright - August 8, 2010

The Coalition has also promised the reindexation of the childcare rebate, which would provide an extra $300 for families claiming the maximum tax rebate...

Parents get advance to cope with cost of living
Sydney Morning Herald - Ari Sharp - August 5, 2010

Labor's plan would also allow recipients of the Family Tax Benefit to get an advance on their payments of up to $1000, depending on their circumstances...

Dealing in family matters
Sydney Morning Herald - August 4, 2010

But so far this campaign, childcare has amounted to little more than a front in the war of words over cost-of-living pressures. On taking office...

G8 continues growth spurt
Gold Coast Bulletin - Nick Nichols - August 3rd, 2010

G8 Education continues to grow its childcare empire after yesterday buying another 20 centres in NSW and Queensland in a deal worth up to $20 million...

There's no harm done being a working mum
Herald Sun - Felicity Williams - August 02, 2010

MUMS can return to work within a year of giving birth without harming their babies' development, a landmark report shows...

Coalition ditches nanny rebate
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - July 31, 2010

THE Coalition has dumped a plan to give families a rebate for half the cost of nannies, au pairs or grandparents paid for childcare...

Experts urge childcare commitment
Herald Sun - July 30, 2010

A SLIDE in the nation's commitment to improving early childhood education would significantly damage Australia's economy, a leading advocacy group...

G8 buys two more childcare centres
Gold Coast Bulletin - Nick Nichols - July 28, 2010

GOLD Coast-based childcare centre operator G8 Education has snared two more childcare centres, this time in Sydney. The company, headed by former S8 team...

Early starts translate well
The Advertiser - Candice Keller - July 27, 2010

A trial being conducted at nine preschools and childcare centres around South Australia is examining the benefit of introducing kindergarten students to a second language...

Abbott to stall childcare reforms
The Australian - Matthew Franklin - July 27, 2010

TONY Abbott has promised to delay introducing new rules requiring childcare providers to hire more teachers with better qualifications...

Coalition delay changes in childcare standards
Sydney Morning Herald - Kirsty Needham - July 27, 2010

The Coalition also wanted to find a way to keep older female workers without qualifications in the sector...

Rise in calls to experts about child-on-child sex abuse
The Australian - Natasha Robinson - July 27, 2010

"We've been getting a lot more phone calls, exponentially, from schools and childcare centres asking for our assistance dealing with kids perpetrating...