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...

Children come first
Courier Mail - November 14, 2009

LOOKING after young children is serious business, in all its meanings, which is why the State Government's tightening of monitoring procedures for childcare...

Childcare operators notified of unhygienic conditions
Courier Mail - Tanya Chilcott - November 13, 2009

SHOCKING conditions have been uncovered in Queensland childcare centres, including animal faeces in play areas, floors in danger of collapse, dangerous...

Modest hikes needed for top child care
Ninemsn - Angela Harper - November 12, 2009

Parents will be hit with only "modest" childcare fee hikes after the federal government's overhaul of the industry, says acting prime minister Julia Gillard...

Childcare reforms will increase parents' costs
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 7, 2009

PARENTS could pay $50 a week more for childcare under federal government quality reforms negotiated with the states and territories yesterday...

Creditors, investors circle ABC's corpse
The Age - Colin Kruger - November 7, 2009

ONE year after the failure of ABC Learning Centres, the turbulence is finally subsiding for Australia's childcare industry. But for investors...

Trader junks offer for ABC Learning centres
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 06, 2009

A MULTINATIONAL childcare company owned by an American billionaire once jailed for white-collar crimes has pulled out of the race to buy the ABC Learning group...

Fears big banks won't sell ABC Learning to quality operator
NEWS.com.au - David Barbeler - November 06, 2009

ON THE first anniversary of ABC Learning going into receivership, there are calls for the government to step in to ensure the remaining centres are sold to...

Mothers the losers with childcare costs
The Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 05, 2009

ARE we about to price the working mum out of the workforce? That’s what some childcare operators warn is about to happen. It’s caused by governments...

Tot's burns spark sun care law push
Courier Mail - Glenis Green - November 04, 2009

CALLS were renewed yesterday for mandatory sun protection laws in childcare centres and schools as a young mother said she planned legal action after...

Kids encouraged to play now or pay later
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 04, 2009

KIDS are "hard-wired" to play and pushy "trophy parents" only risk triggering teenage depression, a prominent child psychologist warned yesterday...

Mum to sue for second-degree sunburn after hot day at childcare centre
Courier Mail - Glenis Green - November 4, 2009

A YOUNG Queensland mum is planning legal action after her toddler suffered second-degree burns from being exposed to a day of blazing sunshine...

Woman faces court for alleged child bite
Sydney Morning Herald - November 4, 2009

A woman accused of biting the lip of a seven-month-old baby at a Brisbane childcare centre is expected to face court on Wednesday. The staff member at...

Massive increase on childcare fees
Daily Telegraph - November 02, 2009

CHILDCARE fees will have to rise by between $16 and $27 per child per day to pay for reforms that will dramatically increase the number of staff childcare...