Senate obstruction on baby leave? Hype and poppycock
The Age - Misha Schubert - March 11, 2010

Sometimes politicians talk an awful lot of rot. To hear Jenny Macklin tell it, the Senate is poised to scuttle Australia's first paid parental leave scheme...

Baby leave is not a women's issue
The Age - Leslie Cannold - March 10, 2010

By failing to talk about childcare and paid leave as something of critical importance to children, men and women, both political parties doom us to more of the same work/life crunch...

We must all pay for parental leave
Sydney Morning Herald - Julia Perry - March 10, 2010

Australia is one of two OECD countries without a paid parental leave system. Most schemes meet between 80-100 per cent of the parent's wage, funded through a levy on...

EU extends parental leave to four months
BBC News (UK) - March 9, 2010

The new EU directive is aimed at providing a better balance between work and family life by allowing parents to transfer most of their time off to each other...

Groves earnings figure 'way off the mark'
The Courier-Mail - Liam Walsh - March 09, 2010

FORMER ABC Learning Centres boss Eddy Groves told bankers that raw earnings for 2009 would be $265 million - a forecast the childcare operator's new...

Childcare helps identify vulnerable children's needs
BBC News (UK) - March 09, 2010

High-quality childcare helps identify the needs of vulnerable children early on, according to a new report. Ofsted inspectors visited 25 childminders...

Unions to push pay equity for women
The Australian - Ewin Hannan - March 04, 2010

UNIONS are considering running cases to lift the wages of the female-dominated aged care and childcare sectors after ACTU president Sharan Burrow yesterday...

Supervisor sacked after toddler escapes from Swinburne Childcare Centre
Herald Sun - Lucie van den Berg - March 04, 2010

A CHILDCARE worker has been sacked and two others cautioned after a two-year-old boy fled from a childcare centre. The toddler was playing in...

UK grandparents risk poverty caring for kids
Herald Sun - March 03, 2010

LOW-income families risk financial hardship by giving up work to look after their grandchildren, according to a new report just released. The report, by British...

Gillard admits failure on childcare delivery
The Australian - Matthew Franklin - March 03, 2010

...government has failed to deliver on its 2007 election promise to "end the double drop-off" for parents by building childcare centres on school grounds...

PM unsure on progress of childcare plan
Sydney Morning Herald - February 23, 2010

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he's unsure how the government's plan to build 260 new childcare centres is going. Labor promised to open centres in schools...

ABC centres to stay running until sold
The Dominion Post (NZ) - Catherine Harris - February 22, 2010

Childcare company ABC Learning Centres will be kept running till a suitable buyer is found, its Australian parent firm's receiver says...

Gillard blames ABC collapse for broken childcare promises
ABC Online - February 19, 2010

Ms Gillard says the Government is building 38 child care centres at schools. But she has told Channel Nine that the Government has not built the other 222...

Double drop-off falls by wayside
The Australian - Matthew Franklin - February 19, 2010

KEVIN Rudd's 2007 election vow to parents to "end the double-drop-off" by building 260 childcare centres at schools is in tatters, with only three completed...

Childcare close call
ntnews.com.au - Annie Sanson - February 19th, 2010

NEAR DISASTER: The semi stopped in the childcare centre sandpit. The driver had been trying to reverse the truck into the shed in the background...