Senate delivers a `guilt trip' on childcare
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 25, 2009

CHILDREN who spend long periods in childcare may be at risk of stunted social, emotional and cognitive development, a Senate inquiry into childcare has...

Inquiry swipe at ABC and policy makers
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - November 25, 2009

A SENATE inquiry into the provision of child care has issued a damning report on the deficient supervision of ABC Learning and the role this played in the....

Our childcare centres must not flounder
Daily Telegraph - Kate Ellis - November 24, 2009

The majority of childcare services do a great job of providing environments where children can grow and learn safely. But most is not good enough...

Child care doubles TV time for some children
Reuters UK - November 23, 2009

If you're not taking the time they spend in child care into account, you may be way off, according to a US study. Researchers from the University of Washington...

Profit-driven child care condemned
Courier Mail - Jane Chudleigh - November 23, 2009

CHILDCARE regulation should be overhauled to remove the profit-driven problems leading to the massive collapse of the ABC Learning empire...

Call to abolish child care rebate
The Canberra Times - Emma MacDonald - November 23, 2009

The Childcare Rebate, providing parents with 50 per cent of their out-of-pocket expenses, could be abolished, with money going directly to child-care operators...

Plea to keep ABC centres from predatory buyer
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - November 20, 2009

THE union representing childcare workers is alarmed that a private equity company bidding for up to 705 ABC childcare centres has described itself as...

Combet flags ADF changes to attract and keep women
The Australian - Samantha Maiden - November 19, 2009

Mr Combet said the action plan would also review childcare options, particularly out of hours and off-base support, and short-term loan assistance for childcare fee...

Sole parents 'need bonus'
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - November 19, 2009

In a paper published today to inform the Henry tax review, ACOSS also calls for a revamp of the childcare payment system, which it labels as "complex and inequitable"...

Parents fear mobile towers' exposure is a health risk
Daily Telegraph - Vikki Campion - November 17, 2009

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giants are covertly installing mobile phone towers around kindergartens, schools and childcare centres. Exploiting a loophole...

Andrew Fraser, Cameron Dick put fatherhood before politics
Courier Mail - Rodney Chester - November 17, 2009

It found that 62 per cent of fathers felt they should spend more time caring for their children and only about one in five felt childcare was the primary...

Early signs of success
The Age - Caroline Milburn - November 16, 2009

Australia should try to learn from Britain's mistakes in rolling out its plan to give all four-year-olds access to kindergarten, a visiting educator has warned...

Unmasking an old childcare divide
The Australian - George Megalogenis - November 16, 2009

ALMOST half of all stay-at-home mothers are using formal or informal childcare by the time their youngest child is two, based on new figures that debunk the...

Bonuses for ABC Learning bosses
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 16, 2009

TOP executives at failed childcare chain ABC Learning will take home a $250000 end-of-year bonus, just weeks before the firesale of the of the company...

Parents get access to childcare log books
ABC Online - November 14, 2009

The State Government says Queensland childcare centres will be required to have a compliance log book from July next year. Centres will also have to make...