Opposition dismisses 'cheapskate' leave model
Sydney Morning Herald - Dan Harrison - January 11, 2010

THE woman charged with crafting the Coalition's paid parental leave policy has dismissed Labor's proposed scheme as a ''cheapskate'' model which does not...

Education boost for indigenous families
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Mahar - January 11, 2010

Parents will be encouraged to spend 30 hours a week at their child's centre and work towards a formal qualification, while also spending one-on-one time...

New ABC Learning off to a flying start
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - January 11, 2010

ABC LEARNING'S receivers have offered the first glimpse of the group's financial health since its collapse in November 2008, showing that the remaining...

Parents told: go back to class before your child starts Prep
Courier Mail - Kathleen Donaghey - January 03, 2010

ALL mums and dads should undergo a special course before their children start Prep to stem an epidemic of violent behaviour in our schools...

ABC Learning logo stoush too much to bear
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - January 01, 2010

THE sale of ABC Learning Centres has sparked a dispute about the giant childcare operator's purple teddy bear logo. A man who says he designed the logo is...

Plan for daycare at shopping centres
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 28, 2009

GOODSTART, the charity taking over Australia's biggest childcare chain, ABC Learning, hopes to expand into shopping centres to offer educational daycare...

Centre to tame violent Preps
Courier Mail - Kathleen Donaghey - December 27, 2009

CHILDREN as young as four who are too violent to teach will be sent to Queensland's first behaviour school for Prep students...

ABC Learning sale contract signed
Sydney Morning Herald - December 22, 2009

The receiver of collapsed child care group ABC Learning says a sales contract has been signed with the preferred purchaser, the not-for-profit company GoodStart...

Childcare empire
Gold Coast Bulletin - Nick Nichols - December 19th, 2009

Mr Scott will take over as managing director of Early Learning Services once shareholders approve the Gold Coast company's union with larger rival Payce Childcare...

ABC receivers want access to ASIC dossier
Sydney Morning Herald - Vanda Carson - December 18, 2009

THE receivers for ABC Learning are seeking secret evidence that the corporate watchdog gathered to support its proposed lawsuit against the ABC founder, Eddy Groves, and...

Order in the creche - now for sense in the Senate
Sydney Morning Herald - Kirsty Needham - December 18, 2009

Its capacity is 30 children - 25 permanent and five casual places. But MPs are quick to say it is not a total solution. Ms King, the first MP to use the creche regularly...

Nanny state holds appeal for Liberal heartland
Sydney Morning Herald - Dan Harrison - December 17, 2009

AUSTRALIA must overcome its "ideological abhorrence" to nannies if it is to fully utilise the nation's female talent, the Opposition's new childcare spokeswoman...

Kindy programs for childcare
Courier Mail - December 15, 2009

NEARLY 150 childcare centres have been awarded Government funding to run kindergarten programs under a pilot which aims to provide universal access to early...

Daycare reform to cost $1.6bn
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 14, 2009

PARENTS will split a $1.6 billion childcare bill with taxpayers to improve the quality of daycare over the next decade. The costing -- which shows childcare...

For the love of children
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - December 13, 2009

IT HAS been a long time coming but the state and federal governments have finally agreed to higher standards for childcare centres...