$100 a day per child - and rising
Sydney Morning Herald - Danielle Teutsch - April 18, 2010‎

PAYING $100 a day for childcare in Sydney's inner suburbs is fast becoming the norm, fuelling calls for the federal government to pay the childcare rebate weekly...

Childcare centre now closed
The Age - Carol Nader - April 15, 2010

A CHILDCARE centre that breached state regulations closed down last year, after the state government ordered it to improve the quality of care...

Time to tackle the elephant in the creche
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Irvine - April 14, 2010

Nearly a quarter of a million Australian women want more work but are not available or looking for it because they are caring for children, according to...

It's men who are increasingly left holding the baby
The Observer (UK) - Jamie Doward - Sunday 11 April 2010

The number of fathers in the UK staying at home to look after their children has risen 10 times in the past 10 years. This was the headline figure...

Childcare key to mums returning to work
Sydney Morning Herald - Peter Martin - April 10, 2010

IT HAS taken Treasury research to establish it beyond reasonable doubt, but childcare matters enormously to mothers considering whether to return to work...

Early rise in childcare fees
The Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - April 08, 2010

CHILDCARE centres in NSW will have to employ extra staff to care for the under twos from January 1 next year - 12 months before the rest of the country...

Pay Granny to nanny: union backs Coalition
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - April 08, 2010

GRANDPARENTS who help out as nannies would be eligible for the full childcare subsidy under a plan being investigated by Tony Abbott''s Coalition...

Libs eye nanny subsidies
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - April 03, 2010

The Coalition is exploring policy options for a new childcare approach, including extending benefit payments to all in-home carers, including nannies...

Families could claim for nannies under Coalition proposal
Sydney Morning Herald - Lenore Taylor - April 2, 2010

FAMILIES could get a government rebate for half the cost of nannies, au pairs or grandparents paid as child-minders under a policy being developed by the...

Early Learning to buy 10 more centres
News.com.au - April 01, 2010

CHILDCARE operator Early Learning Services plans to acquire 10 childcare centres and pay for it through a capital raising. The acquisitions are aimed...

$125 a day to care for kid as childcare costs soar
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - March 26, 2010

PARENTS are paying an average $100 a day for toddler childcare in Sydney's CBD, with the soaring charges far outstripping the Federal ...

ABC creditors to meet on wind-up
Herald Sun - March 25, 2010

ABC Learning creditors will meet in Brisbane on Friday to decide whether to take heed of administrators' advice to wind up the group of companies. But the meeting...

Austock delays ABC Learning childcare company handover
The Australian - Andrew Fraser - March 25, 2010

AUSTOCK, the company that originally underwrote the listing of failed childcare company ABC Learning is one of two delaying the handover of 678 childcare centres...

ABC Learning 'traded while insolvent'
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - March 18, 2010

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres traded while insolvent for at least five months in 2008, its administrators have determined in preliminary findings...

Labor promises children's minister
ABC Online - March 18, 2010

The Tasmanian Premier, David David Bartlett, says a re-elected Labor Government would appoint a minister for children. He says the new portfolio would be...