New rule on activity for kids at after- school care
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - May 28, 2010

CHILDREN in before- and after-school childcare will be forced to play outside more and engage in games that involve interaction and imagination instead of...

G8 Education is child's play
Gold Coast Bulletin - Nick Nichols - May 28, 2010

JENNY Hutson and Chris Scott, the formidable duo that built tourism empire S8, have started to make their mark at childcare centre operator Early Learning Services...

$300 more for childcare
Herald Sun - May 27, 2010

ABOUT 20,000 families could pay more for childcare from July because of the Federal Government's Budget cuts. Costs will jump by about $300 for families...

New lease on life for ABC Learning
The Australian - Bridget Carter - May 25, 2010

THE owners of about 670 former ABC Learning childcare centres have agreed to transfer leases to the new business operator, GoodStart, after an unexpected...

Cuts to childcare won't be opposed
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - May 22, 2010

THE Rudd government's attempt to cut childcare payments for tens of thousands of families will not be blocked by the Coalition despite its repeated attacks...

Those frontbench women have given mothers the drop-off
Sydney Morning Herald - Anne Summers - May 22, 2010

While the cost of childcare is set to rise, in large part as a result of government policy, the level of subsidy is to be reduced. What effects will they have...

Administrators confirm ABC was insolvent
Sydney Morning Herald - Lema Samandar - May 21, 2010

ABC Learning understated writedowns by more than $1 billion for the 2008 financial year, when it was already insolvent, the childcare operator's administrators say…

Childcare centre lets academic grill three-year-olds on their sexuality
Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien and Marianne Betts - May 18, 2010

Monash University's Dr Mindy Blaise, who spent five days at an unnamed childcare centre, wants sexuality to be an official subject at kinders and preschool...

Child liars will become high-flyers
Herald Sun - May 18, 2010

CHILDREN who fib from an early age are more likely to become high-flying leaders and executives. The complex brain processes involved in formulating a lie are indicators...

New ABC childcare chief calls for calm
The Age - Adele Horin - May 15, 2010

Matthew Horton, who heads what is still the biggest childcare group in the country, said costs would rise as a result of better staff-child ratios required...

Study Sees Gains In Good Child Care
The Wall Street Journal - Shirley S. Wang - May 14, 2010

Having high-quality child care as a youngster can yield dividends when kids become teenagers, according to a new report. A study released Friday found that benefits...

Childcare centres want staff subsidy
The Australian - Natasha Bita - May 13, 2010

CHILDCARE centres are threatening to raise fees by up to $22 a day unless the federal government subsidises the cost of hiring extra staff...

Childcare cuts could be defeated in Senate
The Age - Misha Schubert - May 13, 2010

LABOR'S bid to cut childcare payments for tens of thousands of families risks defeat in the Senate, with the opposition and minor parties vowing to fight...

Paid parental leave on track to start January
News.com.au - May 12, 2010

AUSTRALIA is on track to have national paid parental leave in place by January after the government introduced legislation for an 18-week scheme to parliament...

Wealthy parents will be targeted by freeze on the rebate of fees
Sydney Morning Herald - Kirsty Needham - May 12, 2010

HIGH-INCOME working mothers will be hit by a four-year freeze on the maximum amount they can claim under the childcare rebate, which will be subject to a...