Class action may depend on insurance
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - January 25, 2011

CHANCES of a class-action lawsuit proceeding against ABC Learning Centres will rest on whether the toppled childcare operator has more than $10 million in insurance...

Pre-school at $50 daily
The Daily Telegraph - Letitia Rowlands - January 24, 2011

NSW families are paying as much as $50 a day for their child's year of pre-school education while, in other states, the governments provide early childhood...

Numbers finally start to add up as operators go back to basics
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - January 22, 2011

Two years after ABC Learning's collapse the jury is still out on whether profit and child care can mix, reports Colin Kruger. WHEN ABC Learning began its...

Funding far from a river of gold
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - January 22, 2011

NEARLY 40 years after the government first offered financial help for childcare, the huge shift of women back into the workforce has resulted in funding...

Just one shot to save baby
Herald Sun - Lucie van den Berg - January 22, 2011

AMA president Dr Harry Hemley wrote to the State Government this week calling for grandparents, health professionals and childcare workers to be vaccinated...

There is a difference between stay-at-home mums and ladies who lunch
The Australian - Angela Shanahan - January 22, 2011

The consequence of this is more support of a highly unstable childcare industry, at the expense of families whose mothers choose to look after their own...

Costs pose a tough call: care or career?
Sydney Morning Herald - Elinore Martel - January 19, 2011

For many working parents of preschoolers, the new year has reinforced a harsh reality - childcare is the monster that eats household wages...

Flood-affected schools will reopen: Wilson
ABC Online - Chris O'Brien - January 17, 2011

Queensland Education Minister Geoff Wilson says 92 schools are substantially flood-affected. In addition, 14 TAFE campuses and 80 child care centres and kindergartens are...

Child-care gets more time
The Canberra Times - Frances Stewart - January 16, 2011

A SHORTAGE of skilled child-care workers in Canberra has forced the ACT Government to grant exemptions to qualification standards introduced in the territory in 2009...

$60 to get on childcare list
Herald Sun - Wes Hoskins - January 14, 2011

FAMILIES are paying up to $60 to be put on childcare waiting lists with no guarantee of a place. Centre operators say the fees are needed to cover...

60 schools damaged across flooded Qld
ABC Online - January 14, 2011

Eighty-six kindergartens and childcare centres are also inaccessible and seven TAFEs have also been damaged. Ms Bligh says the State Government is...

'Door closed' on vaccine health scare
The Australian - Natasha Bita - ‎January 7, 2011

RESEARCH linking childhood vaccination to autism is not only flawed but a fraud, the British Medical Journal declared yesterday. The journal...

UK preschoolers can't speak, listen
Courier Mail - Alison Kershaw - January 3, 2011

A NEW study has revealed the continuous noise of modern life may be inhibiting the ability of young children to learn basic skills. The British research found...

Childcare operators caught short by new rule on children under two
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - January 3, 2011

MANY childcare centres have failed to prepare for the most significant reform to quality childcare in NSW in two decades even though the new standard has...

Counting the cost of child's play - fees set to increase
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - January 3, 2011

PARENTS are likely to face higher childcare fees to meet mandatory new staffing levels when centres reopen on January 10, but only an unlucky minority will...