Parents praise flexibility of Government early learning program
ABC Online - December 10, 2010

Thousands of three- and four-year-olds have just graduated from the scheme which was rolled out in 140 private childcare centres earlier this year...

Sacking childcare centre cooks on Christmas Eve 'appalling'
ABC Online - Emma Pollard - December 9, 2010

The Liquor Hospitality Miscellaneous Union (LHMU) says it is appalling the company C&K has told 19 cooks in its community childcare centres they will lose their...

Childcare fee fear strikes parents
Herald Sun - Elissa Doherty, Felicity Williams - December 08, 2010

HALF of parents fear work will no longer be a viable option under pending fee rises for childcare, a survey says. One in five may have to quit work...

Child-care kids healthier in the long run
The Age - Julia Medew - December 8, 2010

Children who attend child care centres before the age of 2 develop more infections as toddlers, but are more robust in their primary school years...

Good result for GoodStart
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - December 6, 2010

THE charity consortium that purchased ABC Learning's viable childcare centres this year says it is on track for a sizeable profit despite the financial...

Kindergarten fined over runaway
Herald Sun - Felicity Williams - November 30, 2010

VICTORIAN childcare centres have been caught out breaching the law, we reveal the worst cases. A FOUR-year-old who escaped from kindergarten by scaling a fence...

Government support for families
Sydney Morning Herald - Gayle Bryant - November 24, 2010

Other benefits include the child care benefit, which provides assistance with childcare costs, and is income tested; and the child care tax rebate...

Childcare tax rebate cuts pass
The Australian - Sue Dunlevy - November 24, 2010

This is after the Gillard government won House of Representatives support for budget cuts to the 50 per cent childcare rebate...

Study finds kids still need more sun protection
ABC Online - November 23, 2010

More than 1000 parties took part in the study across South Australia assessing the skin protection policies of childcare and educational organisations...

Workers united will never be misspelt
Sydney Morning Herald - Paul Bibby - November 23, 2010

One of Australia's oldest unions, the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union - with 120000 workers from aged-care nurses to security guards - is about to ditch its quirky name...

Brumby's $100m kinders pledge
The Age - Paul Austin - November 16, 2010

A $100 million program to create 10000 kindergarten places to help cater for Victoria's baby boom will be a centrepiece of John Brumby's official election ...

Reforms will hit costs, places: child-care group
The Canberra Times - Stephanie Anderson - November 15, 2010

The affordability and availability of child care in the ACT is set to suffer under reforms aimed at improving the sector, an industry group says...

Pre-school teachers want $14,000 pay rise
NEWS.com.au - November 11, 2010

EARLY childhood teachers want annual pay increases of up to $14,000 so they are paid the same as primary school teachers. They held rallies in Sydney and Newcastle...

Preschool key to happier futures
The Age - Caroline Milburn - November 8, 2010

We really should be investing now in early childhood services, in high-quality preschool education in order to preserve our social institutions because the...

Compensation for childcare dispute
Sydney Morning Herald - Geesche Jacobsen - November 8, 2010

A DIVORCED man has won $5000 compensation from a Double Bay after-school care centre which refused to enrol his children every second week, when he cared for them...