More control over hours the most important factor for working women
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 15, 2010

The survey of 1700 childcare workers and dental assistants found that having the ability to reduce or vary work hours, and to control start and finishing...

All childhood obesity programs are not created equal, study finds
Los Angeles Times - Jeannine Stein - July 14, 2010

This group included 12000 children in preschools, daycare facilities, homes and maternal and child health services. After three years, the prevalence of...

Household shift has politicians perplexed
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - July 13, 2010

Childcare subsidies, increased family tax benefits and paid parental leave, the policy fare of recent election campaigns, are meaningless to people who are childless...

Why is Labor ignoring child care cost blowouts?
Australia.TO - Dr Sharman Stone - July 13, 2010

For the sake of working families the Gillard Labor Government must do better with child care costs than its promise to pay child care rebate fortnightly in a year's time...

Childcare rebate changes ease home budget pain
Sydney Morning Herald - Kirsty Needham - July 10, 2010

FAMILIES can opt to have the childcare rebate paid fortnightly from next year or paid directly to a childcare centre to reduce fees, the federal government says...

Fortnightly childcare rebates hailed
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - July 10, 2010

JULIA Gillard has tried to win over families, promising parents they will get childcare rebate payments fortnightly from July 1 next year. The move to ease cost-of-living...

Childcare sector is not as simple as ABC
Sydney Morning Herald - Carolyn Cummins - July 10, 2010

THE collapse and consequent change in ownership of the former ABC Learning Group has opened up opportunities for other operators in the childcare sector but finding locations...

Year 7 school switch gets the nod
Courier Mail - Tanya Chilcott - July 09, 2010

... and private schools raise the possibility of establishing more kindergartens on their sites - signalling a potential battle with the childcare sector...

Childcare rebate to be paid fortnightly, or straight to children's carers
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - July 09, 2010

PARENTS will be able to receive childcare rebate payments fortnightly from July 1 next year to ease cost-of-living pressures. The reform was announced as the...

Weekly aim for care rebate
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - July 08, 2010

LABOR is set to introduce fortnightly or weekly payments of its childcare rebate but has failed to get cuts to the rebate through parliament...

Row over council's cut in childcare
The Age - Jewel Topsfield - July 7, 2010

THE federal government's controversial excuse for dumping its election promise to build more than 200 childcare centres has been used to justify a cut to...

Childcare staff must be made to feel valued
Adelaidenow - July 05, 2010

PARENTS struggling to return to the workforce after having children will get little comfort from news that childcare facilities are likely to remain packed...

Why South Australia's childcare waitlist is growing
Adelaidenow - Tory Shepherd - July 04, 2010

SOUTH Australia's baby boom will put more pressure on an already struggling childcare system, experts say...

Government defends new childcare taxes
ABC Online - Stephen Dziedzic - July 2, 2010

The ACT Community Services Minister has rejected accusations that childcare costs will soar because centres are being hit with new regulations and taxes...

Coalition push on family daycare
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - July 02, 2010

TONY Abbott is framing a childcare policy that will boost family daycare, to shift the balance away from formal institutional long-day care...