Flood-affected schools will reopen: Wilson
ABC Online - Chris O'Brien - January 17, 2011

Queensland Education Minister Geoff Wilson says 92 schools are substantially flood-affected. In addition, 14 TAFE campuses and 80 child care centres and kindergartens are...

Child-care gets more time
The Canberra Times - Frances Stewart - January 16, 2011

A SHORTAGE of skilled child-care workers in Canberra has forced the ACT Government to grant exemptions to qualification standards introduced in the territory in 2009...

$60 to get on childcare list
Herald Sun - Wes Hoskins - January 14, 2011

FAMILIES are paying up to $60 to be put on childcare waiting lists with no guarantee of a place. Centre operators say the fees are needed to cover...

60 schools damaged across flooded Qld
ABC Online - January 14, 2011

Eighty-six kindergartens and childcare centres are also inaccessible and seven TAFEs have also been damaged. Ms Bligh says the State Government is...

'Door closed' on vaccine health scare
The Australian - Natasha Bita - ‎January 7, 2011

RESEARCH linking childhood vaccination to autism is not only flawed but a fraud, the British Medical Journal declared yesterday. The journal...

UK preschoolers can't speak, listen
Courier Mail - Alison Kershaw - January 3, 2011

A NEW study has revealed the continuous noise of modern life may be inhibiting the ability of young children to learn basic skills. The British research found...

Childcare operators caught short by new rule on children under two
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - January 3, 2011

MANY childcare centres have failed to prepare for the most significant reform to quality childcare in NSW in two decades even though the new standard has...

Counting the cost of child's play - fees set to increase
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - January 3, 2011

PARENTS are likely to face higher childcare fees to meet mandatory new staffing levels when centres reopen on January 10, but only an unlucky minority will...

Parental leave keeps women connected to workforce
The Australian - Jenny Macklin - January 01, 2011

The emotional bond you have with your newborn is something you can't imagine beforehand. For me, the thought of having to put my new baby into child care at a very early age...

Making the right childcare choice
Herald Sun - Kamahl Cogdon - December 22, 2010

Whether you're returning to work for the money or the stimulation, you want to make sure you get the right childcare centre, and the right carers who'll...

Childcare owner on assault charges
Sydney Morning Herald - December 21, 2010

The owner of a Sydney childcare centre charged with indecently assaulting a pre-school girl in his care is facing a fresh charge of assaulting a second girl...

Industry fears fee impact
The Canberra Times - Phillip Thomson - December 19, 2010

Private ACT child-care centre operators could be hit with a government fee of up to $10000 for every additional child they take on as part of reforms to the...

Watchdog to probe US ban of drop-side cots
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 17, 2010

AUSTRALIA will consider adopting a new US ban on drop-side cots. Fourteen types of cots have been recalled in Australia because of safety defects...

Experience now counts in childcare sector
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 17, 2010

Child Care Minister Kate Ellis said yesterday the sector could not afford to lose long-standing carers who lacked formal qualifications...

Childcare fees set to climb
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 16, 2010

CHILDCARE centres and preschools are raising fees as the industry struggles with slipping enrolments and higher standards. Parents will have to pay an...