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...

Children’s Services Recognition Program
Tasmanian Government Media Release - February 3, 2010

This program will provide a customised and supported journey, for unqualified Children’s Services staff, to achieve recognition of knowledge and skills gained in the workplace...

Sunkids and courtroom shadows
Sydney Morning Herald - Scott Rochfort - February 1, 2010

The liquidator of the financial engineer is expected to put the Sunkids childcare business officially up for sale. Bentleys Corporate Recovery is expected...

Balancing act
The Age - Annabel Stafford - January 31, 2010

Job plus kids plus house plus spouse - is the modern woman's dream of having it all really a nightmare? LAST year, researchers at the US National Bureau of Economic Research...

Day-care centres fail on hygiene and safety
Sydney Morning Herald - Kirsty Needham - January 29, 2010

ONE in five family day-care centres nationally fail hygiene and safety quality standards, a report has found. Child-care fees in the cities have...

Federal Government report shows state is failing our kids
Herald Sun - Stephen McMahon - January 29, 2010

MANY Victorian children are being left in filthy and dangerous conditions at day care, according to a Federal Government report. The 2010 Report...

We pay more, wait longer, get less
The Canberra Times - Markus Mannheim - January 29, 2010

The report reveals Canberra parents pay the highest child-care fees in Australia, even though ACT centres have the least-qualified workers...

Queensland police deliver more for less
Courier Mail - Stefanie Balogh - January 29, 2010

Queensland has the highest proportion of any state or territory of children aged up to 12 using government-approved childcare and its spending...