More childcare bailouts feared
The Australian - Natasha Bita - July 16, 2009

TAXPAYERS may be forced to bail out more failed childcare centres because the federal government has failed to regulate the sector, a Senate inquiry was...

Tougher laws to protect children
Adelaide Now - Greg Kelton - July 15, 2009

SPORTING and recreational bodies, as well as church groups, will have to put in place stronger child protection policies under proposed new laws...

Federal govt 'should shape childcare'
The Age - Paul Osborne - July 15, 2009

A Senate inquiry into childcare took evidence at a public hearing in Brisbane on Wednesday. The Queensland Commission for Children and Young People's...

Childcare centre hit with $54999 rent rise
Brisbane Times - Christine Kellett - July 15, 2009

A not-for-profit childcare operator says it will be evicted from its south Brisbane premises of 20 years after shopping centre giant and landlord Westfield...

Price rise of $40 with 'Rolls-Royce' child care
The Age - Stephanie Peatling - July 15, 2009

CHILD-CARE costs could rise by nearly $40 a week if the Federal Government moves towards a high-quality system employing more staff with better qualifications...

DOCS toughens child-care stance with prosecutions
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 11,2009

CHILD-CARE centres that fail to lift poor standards are being prosecuted and closed by the Department of Community Services under an aggressive strategy...

Busy Parents put babys nose to the grindstone
Sydney Morning Herald - Michelle Epstein - July 10, 2009

Kate Ellis, the Minister for Early Childhood Education and Childcare, recently announced initiatives that recognise early child care as part of a child''s...

ABC Learning receivers prepare to sell profitable centres
Business Spectator - July 9, 2009

The child-care company's receiver mcgrath Nicol has been working with investment bank UBS to arrange the sale, having earlier stabilised enrolments and sold...

First three years key to school success: study
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 6, 2009

The Child Care Choices study is unique in Australia for having followed an initial group of children - more than 670 - from child care to school for six years...

Childcare centres bursting but some still struggle
Courier Mail - Rodney Chester - July 06, 2009

There are many centres which are struggling financially because they cannot attract enough children and, on the other side, there are parents up in arms because...

Parents not starting kids at school until six
Herald Sun - Cheryl Critchley - July 06, 2009

SOME children do not start school until they're almost six-and-a-half as parents agonise over when to send them. Experts are also divided about...

Child care shambles a disgrace
Courier Mail - Susan Hocking - July 06, 2009

ALMOST 30 years ago, newly pregnant with my first baby and as the major breadwinner of our family, I made my first foray into the world of child care...

Parental say on child care
Sydney Morning Herald - Kerry-Anne Walsh - July 5, 2009

PUBLIC consultations will be held across Australia so parents can have their say on early childhood education and child care. Early Childhood Education...

Pay childcare workers more: union
ABC Online - July 5, 2009

The union representing childcare workers says improving skill levels would encourage more people to take up the profession, but they also need to be paid...

Women stretched to snapping point
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 4, 2009

Despite their high academic achievements over the decade, women are now less likely than in 1997 to work full-time while their children are young. And when they do...