Parents let down - again
Herald Sun - August 25, 2010

FOLLOWING hard on the heels of the Federal Government's failure to honour its childcare election promises, parents have been dealt another blow...

Pledges favour parents
Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - August 21, 2010

FAMILY policies such as paid parental leave, education rebates and cheaper childcare are on offer to attract the votes of Aussie mums and dads...

Phlegmatic response to our germ warfare
The Australian - Emma Tom - August 21, 2010

If, on the other hand, you've had contact with that haven of germ warfare known as the childcare centre, both you and your rhinoviruses are welcome...

Another Labor bungle looming in early childhood education and care
Australia.TO - August 19, 2010

Child Care New South Wales has after detailed research and surveying identified that there will be a significant contraction in the number of child care places...

A big chance to show we care about those too young to vote
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - August 14, 2010

It took a 20-year herculean struggle for state and federal governments to agree something had to be done about childcare. But agree they did last December...

Operators fear childcare fee hikes
ABC Online - Jennifer Macey - August 13, 2010

At a forum on child care in Sydney last night, childcare workers gave the politicians a grilling. Minister for Early Childhood Education Kate Ellis said...

Families face child care choices
Sydney Morning Herald - Kim Christian - August 13, 2010

With more than 800 babies born daily in Australia, thousands of parents each week face the choice of staying at home with their children or placing them in child care...

Woman jailed over childcare fraud
Sydney Morning Herald - August 13, 2010

A woman inflated attendance figures at her childcare centre in Adelaide to falsely claim almost $60000 from three government agencies, a court has heard...

Parents to quit, delay kids over rising cost of childcare
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - August 12, 2010

More than a third of parents relying on childcare say they will be forced to quit their jobs if the cost of care is pushed up. Another third say they will...

Time to get tough for our children's sake
The Age - Pam Cahir - August 12, 2010

The early education and care policies put forward at this election will have profound effects on Australia's future and differences are emerging between...

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...