Reforms will hit costs, places: child-care group
The Canberra Times - Stephanie Anderson - November 15, 2010

The affordability and availability of child care in the ACT is set to suffer under reforms aimed at improving the sector, an industry group says...

Pre-school teachers want $14,000 pay rise
NEWS.com.au - November 11, 2010

EARLY childhood teachers want annual pay increases of up to $14,000 so they are paid the same as primary school teachers. They held rallies in Sydney and Newcastle...

Preschool key to happier futures
The Age - Caroline Milburn - November 8, 2010

We really should be investing now in early childhood services, in high-quality preschool education in order to preserve our social institutions because the...

Compensation for childcare dispute
Sydney Morning Herald - Geesche Jacobsen - November 8, 2010

A DIVORCED man has won $5000 compensation from a Double Bay after-school care centre which refused to enrol his children every second week, when he cared for them...

Children's headstart for school
The Advertiser - Daniel Wills - November 05, 2010

PARENTS of disadvantaged children will be taught how to ensure their kids are ready for school as new early education centres are established in...

Children do better in school if their mother stays home for the first year
Daily Mail (UK) - Laura Clark - November 2, 2010

Youngsters are less likely to succeed at school if their mothers return to work within a year of their birth, according to a major study. Children of mothers who...

Doctors alarmed by vaccination rates
ABC Online - November 1, 2010

The AMA wants all childcare centres and schools to accept only vaccinated children. It also says a new public health campaign is needed to inform parents...

Rule to add $48 to week's childcare bill
Sydney Morning Herald - Kirsty Needham - October 29, 2010

CHILDCARE costs could rise by up to $9.62 a day for the youngest children when new rules for staffing ratios are introduced to childcare centres...

New deal pushes childcare up $9
Daily Telegraph - October 29, 2010

But the Allen Consulting Group said the changes could result in an extra 1324 childcare places in the under-supplied under-two age group...

G8 empire grows into Singapore
Gold Coast Bulletin - Nick Nichols - October 29, 2010

GOLD Coast-based G8 Education has broken out of the playpen and extended its reach internationally through a $19.2 million deal to acquire Singapore largest childcare centre operator...

TV time limits for toddlers are ignored
Los Angeles Times (USA) - Shari Roan - October 28, 2010

A new study finds that the average preschool-age child is exposed to double the recommended amount. Screen time consists of television, DVDs, computers and...

Parents fork out small fortune in child-care fees for first five years
The Canberra Times - Phillip Thomson - October 23, 2010

Sending children to child care for a year can be more expensive up-front than sending them for a Year 12 education at an exclusive private school...

Nowhere man faces the storm
The Australian - Ross Fitzgerald - October 23, 2010

...has been given some hefty new responsibilities, as Minister for School Education, Childcare and Youth to keep him inside the tent and in parliament...

The Timeline: Maternity leave
The Independent (UK) - Alice-Azania Jarvis - October 22, 2010

Yesterday, the European Parliament decided that all companies should pay maternity leave at full pay for 20 weeks and paternity leave for two...

Progress towards universal access to preschool
The Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP - October 21, 2010

The 2009 Annual Reports for the first time detail the progress each state and territory has made towards the universal access commitment in the first year of the National...