Complaints about maternity leave on the rise
The Sunday Telegraph - Carmel Melouney - October 04, 2009

Bligh Park mother Kirsty Haines lost her job at a defence childcare centre in Richmond earlier this year while she was on maternity leave with her...

Study riles working mothers
Courier Mail - Carly Hennessy - October 03, 2009

"At childcare centres there are rules around what they can prepare and what parents can put in their lunchboxes," Ms Hourigan said...

Managing maternity
Sydney Morning Herald - David Wilson - September 29, 2009

A recent story exposed the frequency with which women are sacked for taking maternity leave and told to quit if they cannot juggle work and childcare...

Preschool for at-risk kids
The Age - Sarah-Jane Collins - September 29, 2009

VULNERABLE three-year-olds will have access to free kindergarten spots under a funding arrangement announced yesterday. Community Services Minister Lisa Neville...

Unions, preschool teachers raise qualification concerns
ABC Online - September 21, 2009

The ACT Education Department and unions are meeting concerned preschool teachers today about their qualifications and the change-over to longer operating...

Home alone: term break no holiday for children
Sydney Morning Herald - Keeli Cambourne - September 20, 2009

One-third of children aged five to 15 will be left at home alone during the school holidays in two weeks’ time while their parents have to work…

All kids to get preschool access by 2013
Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 17, 2009

All children will have access to preschool services by 2013 after the states and territories signed onto the federal government's proposal...

26 ABC Learning centres will close: govt
The Age - September 15, 2009

Child Care Minister Kate Ellis told parliament on Tuesday that new operators had been found for a majority of the centres but twenty six will have to close...

Payce sells childcare business
The Australian - Florence Chong - September 15, 2009

SYDNEY-BASED property developer Payce Consolidated has sold 75 per cent of its childcare business to the privately owned Wallace Infrastructure for an...

ABC Learning warns Rudd of childcare fee blowout
Courier Mail - September 14, 2009

THE MANAGEMENT of failed ABC Learning has warned the Federal Government its plans to increase the quality of child care could drive fees up by as much as $20 a day...

Call to overhaul education system
ABC Online - September 11, 2009

The paper by the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls for children to be tested before they start child care and for international rather than national...

Cabinet orders end to child escape loophole
WA today - Chris Thomson - September 11, 2009

The spokeswoman said Ms McSweeney would, before the end of 2009, introduce legislation to Parliament to amend the Child Care Services Act to make day care...

Backing for portable leave scheme
ABC Online - September 11, 2009

The Government will table a bill in the Legislative Assembly next week to allow community workers and child care employees to accrue long service leave as...

More than 150000 women out of work
The Australian - September 10, 2009

"There are lots of women who would like a job but can't immediately look for work because of things such as childcare responsibilities...

After school care in jeopardy
NEWS.com.au - September 10, 2009

THOUSANDS of parents face uncertainty over childcare options due to the Rudd Government's $14 billion school infrastructure program...