Will child care profit from ABC lesson?
The Age - Dan Harrison - April 17, 2009

THE Federal Government has been accused of missing an opportunity to transform the nation's child-care industry by allowing most of the unviable ABC...

Receivers wield axe over ABC childcare workers
The Australian - Siobhain Ryan and Chip Le Grand - April 16, 2009

UP to 450 staff face the axe and 685 children will have their care disrupted after ABC Learning receivers announced that 19 of its centres would close and another 210...

Minister rips up leases after child-care rent fiasco
Sydney Morning Herald - Nick Galvin - April 16, 2009

THE State Government has been forced to back-down after the Department of Education imposed massive rent increases on many non-profit child-care groups...

ABC failure a lesson in supporting community childcare - advocate
Herald Sun - Matthew Schulz - April 15, 2009

THE failure of ABC centres across the country shows the need to skew the childcare system back to a non-profit system, community childcare advocates say...

Childcare profit motive gives way to quality
NEWS.com.au - Frances Stewart and Maria Moscaritolo - April 15, 2009

QUALITY of care, not profit, will be the priority at former ABC Learning Centres under new management, industry body Childcare SA says...

ABC Learning says 19 centres to close
NEWS.com.au - April 15, 2009

FAILED childcare operator, ABC Learning says 19 centres will close with 210 to remain operating following a meeting today...

Govt working to reassure ABC parents
Sydney Morning Herald - April 14, 2009

The receiver appointed to the debt-stricken company will announce on Wednesday the future of 241 centres that had been deemed unviable...

Racism lessons planned for the under fives
Daily Telegraph - Susie O'Brien and Gemma Jones - April 14, 2009

CHILDCARE centres could be forced to fly the Aboriginal flag and use "persona dolls" to teach youngsters about exclusion and ethical issues...

Working mothers find child care a bore
Sydney Morning Herald - Sherrill Nixon - January 12, 2008

A study of parents'' moods as they go about their days has found child care is the only activity that mothers dislike significantly more than fathers do...

When kids can't be kids - superheroes banned from childcare
Daily Telegraph - Cheryl Critchley and Peter Familiari - April 07, 2009

"Child care professionals need to be continuously aware of keeping children safe while also acknowledging that the children's interest in superheroes is meaningful."...

Childcare curriculum could include career counselling
The Australian - April 4, 2009

THE committee drawing up the nation's first childcare curriculum has been told that toddlers in daycare should be given early career counselling...

Turnbull plan to 'carry back' tax losses
The Age - Peter Martin - April 3, 2009

Professor Disney will propose axing the child-care tax rebate and the fringe benefit tax concessions for workplace child care, replacing them with a strengthened but means-tested child-care benefit and direct grants to non-profit centres...

Play in, politics out for new early learning manifesto
The Australian - Natasha Bita - April 02, 2009

THE federal Government has torn up its politically correct curriculum for children in daycare, quietly replacing it with a family-friendly guide for carers and parents...

Child-care rebate doesn't affect job decisions for rich
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - April 2, 2009

GOVERNMENT child-care subsidies that lower the cost of formal child care have no influence on married women's decision to work, controversial new research shows...

Government urged to axe 'middle-class welfare'
ABC Online - April 2, 2009

An academic is urging the Federal Government to scrap so-called middle-class welfare measures such as the baby bonus and child care...