July start for $3.6b childcare reforms
ABC Online - May 21, 2009

The Government is spending the money over the next three years to bring all day care and early learning centres into line with a new national accreditation system...

Child care rules move
The Age - Misha Schubert - May 21, 2009

MAXINE mckew has vowed to drag substandard child-care centres - "kicking and screaming" if necessary - up to a higher standard of care to ensure children aren't...

Child-care centres to focus on preparing children for school
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - May 21, 2009

ALL child-care centres will be required to begin baby learning and child development programs from July as part of a Federal Government push to make sure children are...

New fee will push up cost of child care
The West Australian - Dawn Gibson - May 21, 2009

Almost 1500 WA child care providers, from big corporate centres to tiny home-run operations, will be charged a minimum of $350 for new licences or renewals...

Introduction of child care licensing fees
wa.gov.au - May 20, 2009

Child Protection Minister Robyn McSweeney today announced the introduction of child care licensing fees payable by 1,492 licensed child care services across the State...

Vic preschool teachers to get pay rise
The Age - May 19, 2009

The four year agreement provides teachers and assistants with a 4.9 per cent pay increase immediately and 2.7 per cent increases each subsequent year...

Childcare staff to check kids' lunches under proposed rules
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - May 19, 2009

STAFF will examine children's lunchboxes to ensure the contents are healthy, under new federal guidelines. As part of a $4.5 million war on obesity...

Don't tell us how to bring up our children
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - May 19, 2009

Looking through the guidelines for kinders and childcare centres, which are being considered by the Federal Government, there's a long list of nasties...

Defence childcare staff quit over conditions
ABC Online - May 18, 2009

Nearly half the childcare workers employed at a Defence Department centre at Russell have quit, as a row brews over working conditions...

Early childhood education 'increasingly unaffordable'
ABC Online - May 15, 2009

A new report has found pre-school education in New South Wales is becoming increasingly unaffordable for parents because of inadequate state Government funding...

Workers 'forced to sign away conditions'
Sydney Morning Herald - May 15, 2009

Childcare workers at defence department-owned centres are being forced to sign away their unfair dismissal protection, the childcare workers' union says...

Imperilled child-care centres to stay open
The Age - Dan Harrison - May 15, 2009

THREE Melbourne child-care centres that had been expected to close due to the collapse of ABC Learning will now stay open after receivers found new...

Childcare centre ''within rights'' to sack workers
ABC Online - May 15, 2009

The Federal Government has refused to save the jobs of two workers who were sacked from a Defence Department-owned childcare centre while on maternity leave...

Greens push Govt to halt childcare fallout
ABC Online - May 15, 2009

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says the Government needs to intervene to prevent continuing fallout from the collapse of childcare provider ABC Learning...

Hope for ABC childcare centres
The Age - May 15, 2009

As a number of ABC Learning childcare centres face closure today there are reports some could still be saved as the company's receivers continue last-minute talks...