Queensland police deliver more for less
Courier Mail - Stefanie Balogh - January 29, 2010

Queensland has the highest proportion of any state or territory of children aged up to 12 using government-approved childcare and its spending...

Day care fined following toddler death
Sydney Morning Herald - January 28, 2010

A northern NSW family day care association has been fined $26000 following the drowning of a 21-month-old boy. The toddler died in a retention pond...

Daycare kids twice as likely to pick up bugs
The Australian - Natasha Bita - January 27, 2010

CHILDREN in daycare are twice as likely to suffer chronic infections as kids cared for at home, a government-backed study of 10,000 children has found...

Health spending to rise 12-fold: Rudd
Sydney Morning Herald - January 25, 2010

... predicted health spending, which could be achieved by boosting workforce participation through measures like improved childcare and paid parental leave...

8.25am: meltdown time for modern mums
The Sunday Telegraph - Sharon Labi - January 24, 2010

A British study of 2000 mothers found stress levels peak at 8.25am as women juggle the drop-off with increasingly heavy traffic to get to work...

New laws - childcare fees rise
Daily Telegraph - Xanthe Kleinig - January 23, 2010

WORKING parents are facing a hefty rise in childcare fees of up to $200 a week because of a radical overhaul of childcare in NSW. Childcare centres are preparing...

Cash delay, merger push ELS shares to new heights
Gold Coast Bulletin News - Nick Nichols - January 23, 2010

THE rising price of Early Learning Services' shares has prompted the merger deal with Payce Childcare to be an all-scrip affair. When the merger was revealed last month...

Perth Council convicted of child creche escape
WA today - Chris Thomson - January 20, 2010

The City of Perth has been convicted of letting a two-year-old boy escape from a council-run childcare centre to swing on the boomgate of a busy Northbridge carpark...

Childcare offenders exposed in new online service
PerthNow - January 20, 2010

PARENTS will be able to check whether childcare providers have been prosecuted or have breached childcare regulations, with the launch of a new online...

ABC faces March wind-up, but creditors will have to wait
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - January 18, 2010

THE longest administration in Australia's corporate history will almost certainly come to an end in March with ABC Learning's creditors expected to vote to wind up...

Holiday care is not a black and white issue for working mums
The Age - Carmel Egan - January 17, 2010

HOLIDAY care has fallen through the cracks of Australia's childcare debate but is looming as a flashpoint in workplace relations, as parents and unions push for greater flexibility...

Youth workers may pay $60 for security checks
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - January 17, 2010

People working with children could have to pay for their own criminal checks under changes to child protection laws being considered by the NSW Government...

Brumby sends super nanny squad to help failing families
Herald Sun - Peter Rolfe - January 17, 2010

"SUPER nanny" parent inspectors will be sent into the homes of failing Victorian families to teach them how to look after their children properly...

Childcare centres closed
The Age - Miki Perkins and Paul Austin - January 12, 2010

THE Education Department will close almost 200 kindergartens, childcare centres and school holiday programs in regions of Victoria that have been declared a code red...

Childcare group in liquidation
New Zealand Herald - January 12, 2010

A nationwide early childcare service has been put into liquidation. Easy Mind is a home-based service providing care for infants up to 5. It has 15 centres...