Program for at-risk preschoolers fails first test
The Age - Carol Nader - October 20, 2010

A STATE government push to provide free kindergarten for 2000 of the most vulnerable three-year-old children has had a poor response, with fewer than 200 children...

Fathers set to win fairer family rights
Sunday Herald Sun - Jane Hansen - October 17, 2010

COMPANIES will be forced to give fathers who request it flexible working hours so that they can play a greater role at home and in child-rearing. Minister for the Status of Women Kate Ellis...

Kids go gourmet at 'six star' day care
Sunday Telegraph - Helen Pow - October 17, 2020

AN on-site chef, handmade $1800 cots and fingerprint security systems - a new breed of childcare centre is opening for parents who want it all and can pay for it...

Boy's daycare death prompts recommendations
NEWS.com.au - October 15, 2010

THE death of funny and affectionate three-year-old Jayden Matthew Lynch has led a coroner to recommend government agencies do more to ensure childcare operating standards...

Kids rescued from flooded childcare site
NEWS.com.au - Sarah Malik - October 15, 2010

A TOTAL of 52 children at a childcare centre in southern New South Wales have been evacuated because of concerns the building could be flooded amid wild weather in the region...

Childcare price rise
Today - Channel Nine - October 12, 2010

TODAY looks at the new government laws that could see the price of childcare rise to up to $40 per day...

Outer west bears brunt of kinder shortages
The Age - Jewel Topsfield - October 12, 2010

CHILDREN in Melbourne's booming outer-western suburbs are the most at risk in the state of missing out on kindergarten from 2013. The Municipal Association...

It seems a woman's work is never done
Sunday Telegraph - Helen Pow - October 10, 2010

"The Government needs to do the proper research in relation to the loss of places that will occur and the impact on cost," alliance vice-president Lyn Connolly...

Family day care facing cuts: union
ABC Online - October 6, 2010

There are about 900 providers of alternative childcare services in their homes across SA. Association general secretary Jan McMahon says there is only a...

ANZ improves benefits for working mums
Sydney Morning Herald - October 6, 2010

ANZ says it will pay primary-caregivers a $4000 childcare allowance as part of new measures designed to improve gender diversity at senior levels...

More funding for long day care services to deliver kindergarten
OECEC (Qld) - The Hon Geoff Wilson - October 5, 2010

A further 201 long day care services throughout the state would now receive up to $6.5 million per annum over three years to provide a quality early education...

Child-care gains to bring fee-rise pain
Daily Telegraph - Jane Hansen - October 3, 2010

AUSTRALIA''S biggest child- care operator, ABC Learning Centres, will increase fees by up to $20 a day next year, firing up a war of words with Child Care Minister Kate Ellis...

The great nursery debate
The Guardian (UK) - Amelia Gentleman - October 2, 2010

Does nursery daycare harm children? Is there an alternative? Should mothers stay at home? For decades, these questions have panicked parents...

Parents care for quality, not cost, of childcare
The Advertiser - Candice Keller - October 02, 2010

An online poll conducted this week for Early Childhood Australia has revealed 92 per cent of almost 700 respondents think the quality of children's care and education is more important...

Desmond Morris: TV as good as books for toddlers
The Guardian - Amelia Hill - October 01, 2010

Anthropologist attacks 'cultural snobbery' in contentious new book on development of preschool children. A child can get at least as much from watching television as reading a book...