Rudd Labor Government must increase funding for child care
Australia.TO - Dr Sharman Stone - June 17, 2010

The Rudd Labor Government must heed a plea from the Municipal Association of Victoria that they need dramatically increased funding for early childhood...

$600 million kindergarten shortfall
The Age - Jewel Topsfield - June 17, 2010

VICTORIAN children could miss out on kindergarten unless at least 600 new preschools are built within three years, with an audit revealing a...

Coalition vows to improve on 'theatrical' Rudd's family leave
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - June 16, 2010

THE Coalition has committed to replacing the government's paid parental leave scheme with its own more generous plan in its first year of government...

Govt told to amend parental scheme
Sydney Morning Herald - Susanna Dunkerley - June 15, 2010

They say the reduced payment will force more new parents into work, which, in turn, will increase the cost of the federal childcare rebate...

Childcare ''saviour'' honoured
Sydney Morning Herald - Kate Lahey - June 14, 2010

A FORMER Macquarie Banker who helped rescue more than 550 childcare centres from the ABC Learning collapse is among members of the business community to be...

Daycare fees to increase
Sydney Morning Herald - Rachel Browne - June 13, 2010

THE families of more than 500,000 children in long-daycare centres could face fee increases of up to $120 a week under federal government changes…

Gillard trapped into childcare rebate review
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - June 11, 2010

JULIA Gillard has refused to cave in to demands to make the childcare rebate payable fortnightly to parents, but has vowed to investigate the option...

Greens step in over childcare cuts
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - June 09, 2010

MORE than 70000 families will have their childcare payments slashed in 2013-14 -- many more than the Rudd government indicated on budget night...

Childcare's good for your kids
Herald Sun - Katherine Firkin - June 08, 2010

Children who start attending under the age of two form better relationships at primary school, according to a UK study of more then 3000 children, started in 1996...

In-Need Child Care Centres to Receive Vital Upgrades
DEEWR Press Release - June 6, 2010

Grants of $20,000 will be provided to long day care services in disadvantaged areas from this month to help these providers improve the quality of their centres...

Childcare costs a work in progress
Daily Telegraph - Bruce McDougall - June 05, 2010

THE price of childcare has become so great 40 per cent of parents believe it is not worth them working. About half would seriously consider giving up their job...

Pay childcare workers $10 per hour more: union
ABC Online - Eleni Roussos - June 04, 2010

An exodus of childcare workers will continue in the Northern Territory unless wages are improved, the Miscellaneous Workers Union says. The union's...

Liberals promise weekly rebate for childcare
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - June 04, 2010

THE Coalition will try to capitalise on the anger of parents at the Rudd government's backdowns on childcare promises by unveiling a series of policies...

$1 million lifeline for childcare
The Age - June 4, 2010

THE Victorian government has thrown a $1 million lifeline to childcare programs that care for almost 10000 children each week, after a federal funding cut...

Childcare costs to rise
Sydney Morning Herald - June 3, 2010

Childcare costs are likely to rise for 26000 families from July after federal budget cuts were approved by parliament's lower house on Thursday...