Cleanliness link to asthma takes a hit
The Australian - Adam Cresswell - September 09, 2009

A THEORY that excessive cleanliness may be to blame for soaring cases of asthma has taken a knock from research that found children sent to daycare were not...

Children's care boost planned by SA Govt
ABC Online - September 08, 2009

Proposed legislation by the South Australian Government would allow for an independent authority with power to investigate sub-standard care in education and childcare...

Victoria's child care centre's show increasing accidents
Herald Sun - Ellen Whinnett - September 06, 2009

HUNDREDS of Victorian children have been lost, injured, or given wrong medication while under the supervision of child care centres...

Safety fears about home day care operators
Courier Mail - Paul Weston - September 06, 2009

ALMOST half of the regulated family day care services operating legally in private homes are failing to provide a safe environment for children, according to a new survey…

Pincipals have to sit an exam to show they can...
Herald Sun - Stephen Drill - September 06, 2009

PRINCIPALS will have to prove they are "fit and proper" people to run before-and-after school care programs under changes they describe as pointless red tape…

Whooping cough infections triple
Sydney Morning Herald - September 5, 2009

The public awareness campaign will urge new parents, grandparents and childcare workers to get vaccinated. It will also ask parents to immunise their chilkdren...

ABC childcare sale given go-ahead
The Australian - Natasha Bita - September 04, 2009

THE federal government has washed its hands of the fire sale of 715 ABC Learning childcare centres, giving the receivers carte blanche to sell to the highest bidder...

Age cuts to family benefits on cards
Sydney Morning Herald - Jacob Saulwick - September 4, 2009

He also canvassed partly replacing payments to disadvantaged families with an increase in the direct provision of services, such as childcare and parenting programs...

700 ABC Learning centres for sale
ABC Online - September 1, 2009

Ads have been placed in national newspapers today calling for expressions of interest from potential buyers for more than 700 ABC Learning childcare centres...

Autism centre opens in Adelaide
The Age - September 1, 2009

The centre has just opened in Adelaide as part of the government's commitment to deliver up to 260 early learning and care centres nationally...

Funtastic loses $25.34 million
The Australian - September 01, 2009

THE financial collapse of a key customer ABC Learning Centres pushed Funtastic into a first-half loss, with the full-year result expected to be...

Indigenous kids 'need free pre-school'
NEWS.com.au - August 31, 2009

ALL indigenous children should have access to free pre-school education to help close the literacy and numeracy gap, says Save the Children Australia...

ABC Learning receivers start sell off
The Age - August 31, 2009

ABC Learning Centres Ltd receivers say have started a sales process for the remaining 715 child care centres of Australia's largest childcare operator...

ABC receivers poised for sale
The Age - Colin Kruger and Vanda Carson - August 31, 2009

The receivers, led by McGrathNicol's Chris Honey, have until March 31 next year to sell the remaining 715 childcare centres or face eviction by its 19 landlords...

Auditors of childcare group may be sued
Sydney Morning Herald - Vanda Carson - August 29, 2009

ABC LEARNING'S former auditors may be sued for negligently breaching their duties to the failed childcare company and its investors as part of attempts to claw back...