Creditors, investors circle ABC's corpse
The Age - Colin Kruger - November 7, 2009

ONE year after the failure of ABC Learning Centres, the turbulence is finally subsiding for Australia's childcare industry. But for investors...

Trader junks offer for ABC Learning centres
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 06, 2009

A MULTINATIONAL childcare company owned by an American billionaire once jailed for white-collar crimes has pulled out of the race to buy the ABC Learning group...

Fears big banks won't sell ABC Learning to quality operator
NEWS.com.au - David Barbeler - November 06, 2009

ON THE first anniversary of ABC Learning going into receivership, there are calls for the government to step in to ensure the remaining centres are sold to...

Mothers the losers with childcare costs
The Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 05, 2009

ARE we about to price the working mum out of the workforce? That’s what some childcare operators warn is about to happen. It’s caused by governments...

Tot's burns spark sun care law push
Courier Mail - Glenis Green - November 04, 2009

CALLS were renewed yesterday for mandatory sun protection laws in childcare centres and schools as a young mother said she planned legal action after...

Kids encouraged to play now or pay later
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 04, 2009

KIDS are "hard-wired" to play and pushy "trophy parents" only risk triggering teenage depression, a prominent child psychologist warned yesterday...

Mum to sue for second-degree sunburn after hot day at childcare centre
Courier Mail - Glenis Green - November 4, 2009

A YOUNG Queensland mum is planning legal action after her toddler suffered second-degree burns from being exposed to a day of blazing sunshine...

Woman faces court for alleged child bite
Sydney Morning Herald - November 4, 2009

A woman accused of biting the lip of a seven-month-old baby at a Brisbane childcare centre is expected to face court on Wednesday. The staff member at...

Massive increase on childcare fees
Daily Telegraph - November 02, 2009

CHILDCARE fees will have to rise by between $16 and $27 per child per day to pay for reforms that will dramatically increase the number of staff childcare...

Mothers pay for taking time out
The Australian - Milanda Rout - November 02, 2009

The demands on working mothers, including picking up children from childcare and schools, mean they are rarely chosen for management positions for which...

Reach for the stars: more staff to watch children
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - November 1, 2009

CHILDCARE centres need more staff with better qualifications - meaning costs for many parents will rise - under a Federal Government plan to improve the...

Numbers game makes for nurturing nursery
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Mahar - November 1, 2009

She said she was pleased KU Children's Services had announced its nurseries would operate at a maximum 1:4 ratio from next year. ''There's only a small number...

Opposition wants clarity on childcare
Sydney Morning Herald - Susanna Dunkerley - October 29, 2009

The federal government must tell parents by how much childcare fees will jump as a result of its plan to lift standards across the sector, the opposition...

Women fall victim to growing wage gap
Sydney Morning Herald - Jonathan Dart - October 28, 2009

The relatively high cost of childcare and excessive time demands made it harder for women in Australia, as compared to overseas...

Charities contest with financier Michael Milken for ABC Learning group
The Australian - Natasha Bita - October 28, 2009

A CONSORTIUM of charities is vying with former American junk bond king Michael Milken to buy Australia's biggest childcare chain, the failed ABC Learning...