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...

Please, may we have some more?
Herald Sun - Felicity Williams - July 01, 2010

PARENTS of about 89,000 Australian children can't get adequate childcare services, government statistics show. About 28,000 children under 12 have a place in...

Welfare changes take effect from July
Sydney Morning Herald - Susanna Dunkerley - June 30, 2010

But more than 26000 families have been spared from a $300-a-year hike in childcare costs, after parliament ran out of time to pass the federal government's...

Survey shows migration not births driving growth
ABC Online - June 30, 2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show... the proportion of children in child care has risen from 17 to 22 per cent over the last decade...

G8 expansion spree nets 10 new childcare centres
Gold Coast Bulletin News - Shannon Willoughby - June 29, 2010

GOLD Coast childcare group G8 Education Limited has expanded its empire further, snapping up 10 more centres Australia wide. Yesterday's announcement sees...

Childcare Must Have Stronger Representation
Australia.TO - Dr Sharman Stone - June 28, 2010

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, should use the opportunity of a ministerial reshuffle to give the childcare sector representation from a stronger advocate…