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...

Creche strike over childcare reforms
The Connexion (France) - February 17, 2010

The government announced big changes to the municipal childcare system earlier this month, dropping the legal minimum of fully qualified staff required in each centre from 50% to 40%...

ABC Learning board to face court probe
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - February 14, 2010

THE whole board of ABC Learning Centres and Eddy Groves's brother-in-law have been issued summons for a courtroom examination into the childcare operator's collapse...

Child care bill gives parents more information
ABC Online - Chris O'Brien - February 10, 2010

New laws have been introduced into Queensland Parliament to improve the standard of child care centres. When the changes are passed, centres will have to display log books...

Parents face childcare fees rise
BBC News - Katherine Sellgren - February 10, 2010

Childcare costs in England, Wales and Scotland are continuing to rise, a survey by the Daycare Trust suggests. The trust found parents in England paid an...

Just stay in the kitchen, ladies...
The Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - February 10, 2010

It is one of a range of issues, including inadequate after-school childcare, non-existent vacation care and lack of flexible working working hours keeping women out of the work force...

Childcare website to name, shame
NEWS.com.au - February 09, 2010

A NEW website to name and shame Queensland childcare centres in breach of standards has gone live. Premier Anna Bligh told state parliament today the website would...

Coalition to offer six-months paid leave
Sydney Morning Herald - February 9, 2010

The Coalition will attempt to win over family and female voters by offering six-months paid parental leave and giving nannies similar pay and conditions as childcare workers...

DOCS to strip grandparents of payments for childcare
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - February 4, 2010

HUNDREDS of people who look after their grandchildren full-time risk losing a special payment worth between $400 and $600 per child a fortnight after the...