Centres not up to standard
Courier Mail - Paul Weston - June 07, 2009

AT LEAST 67 childcare centres in Queensland have failed to meet national standards.They fell short of providing proper health and safety...

Property developer says he's frontrunner in race for ABC
NZ Herald - Maria Slade - Jun 05, 2009

Christchurch property developer Hamish Ireland says he is the preferred bidder for the New Zealand arm of the ABC childcare chain...

Childcare centre closed after swine flu case
NEWS.com.au - June 04, 2009

HEALTH authorities have shut a southern New South Wales childcare centre after a young girl tested positive to swine flu. NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant has...

Victorian health authorities abandon pig flu testing
Melbourne Herald Sun - Ben Packham and Grant McArthur - June 04, 2009

Kensington Community Childcare Co-operative became the first Victorian child care centre to close after two pre-schoolers were confirmed with the virus...

Increase to Child Care Benefit and Child Care Tax Rebate
Minister's Media Centre - The Hon Julia Gillard MP - June 03, 2009

The maximum rate of CCB for one child using full-time approved child care will increase by $6.50 per week to $180.00, while the maximum amount of CCTR will...

Childcare subsidies to rise by up to $6.50 a week
Melbourne Herald Sun - Sue Dunlevy - June 03, 2009

CHILDCARE subsidies will rise by up to $6.50 a week from July 1, and parents will be able to get the payments faster under a new computerised rebate system...

Study finds TV bad for baby brain development
NEWS.com.au - June 02, 2009

HAVING the television on constantly in a household with infants and toddlers is bad for brain and language development, a US study claims...

Nine more Early Learning and Care Centres for NSW
Minister's Media Centre - The Hon Maxine McKew MP - June 01, 2009

Today I am announcing arrangements for a total of nine early learning and care centres in New South Wales to which the Rudd Government is...

Sites for childcare centres revealed
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - June 01, 2009

NINE childcare centres will be build on the grounds of NSW primary schools after the Rudd Government pulled off a deal to create 450 places...

Three people linked to huge childcare loans
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - May 30, 2009

A KEY contractor for ABC Learning Centres has detailed more than $5 million worth of loans to three men including a former top manager of the childcare giant...

Pregnant Defence childcare workers get their jobs back
The Australian - Ewin Hannan - May 29, 2009

FIVE workers on maternity leave who were sacked from their jobs at Defence Department-owned childcare centres have regained their positions after an outcry...

More daycare centres caught breaking the rules
Courier Mail - Steven Wardill - May 25, 2009

DODGY daycare centres in Queensland are being busted at a rate of more than one a week. New figures reveal 69 compliance notices were issued to daycare centres...

Ask Nanny McPhee
The Australian - May 23, 2009

Less sensible than storybook nannies, the bureaucratic ones who run the National Childcare Accreditation Council have issued a Factsheet for Families, Dressing your Child for Care...

Code for childcare centres on hold
The Australian - Natasha Bita - May 22, 2009

TOUGH new standards for childcare centres have been put on ice after the federal Government's quality watchdog warned that some centres would fail them...

Victorian childcare staff ratio drops to 1-4 from 2012
Herald Sun - Cheryl Critchley - May 22, 2009

INFANTS in childcare will gain more attention from staff after changes announced yesterday. New State Government regulations will ensure a staff-child ratio...