"No" to test on childcare rebate
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - May 03, 2010

WAYNE Swan has ruled out one of Ken Henry's key childcare reform proposals -- to combine all childcare benefits into one and means test them so that...

That sinking feeling
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - May 1, 2010

The marathon autopsy of ABC Learning is over, as might be many high-profile reputations associated with the collapse…

Govt standing firm on childcare backflip
Sydney Morning Herald - Susanna Dunkerley - April 28, 2010

Federal minister Tanya Plibersek says building new childcare centres in areas with shortages isn't necessarily sustainable. The minister for the status of women...

Rudd shame on childcare
Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - April 27, 2010

YOU might not care about child care. But we should all care that our Government can't even be bothered to lie convincingly to us any more...

Defence Force child minders could lose payouts
Sydney Morning Herald - Paul Bibby - April 27, 2010

HUNDREDS of former ABC Learning staff working in Australian Defence Force childcare centres may not get redundancy entitlements because the company's...

Mums need better incentives to work
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - April 25, 2010

At this point they have to consider whether the cost of childcare, plus the amount of government payments they stand to lose, is worth the few extra dollars, not to mention...

Dumping child care places 'premature'
Sydney Morning Herald - April 24, 2010

Dumping hundreds of childcare centres could undermine the federal government's planned paid parental leave scheme, Australia's largest business organisation...

Broken childcare, insulation promises humiliate PM
The Age - Michelle Grattan and Dan Harrison - April 23, 2010

It has dropped its plan to build 260 childcare centres - saying figures show there are enough places. The 38 centres under way will be completed...

Hours in childcare on the climb
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - April 23, 2010

WORKING parents are leaving children in childcare centres for many more hours each week than five years ago. New figures show children now spend an average...

Smacking causes aggression, study shows
The Daily Telegraph - Kate Sikora April 23, 2010

SMACKING disobedient three-year-olds can turn children into bullies before they reach school, with new research suggesting corporal punishment makes kids aggressive...

New staff ratios mean fewer childcare places
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - April 22, 2010

NEW national childcare standards will lead to the loss of thousands of places in centres across Australia, industry representatives say...

Researchers launch early education study
Sydney Morning Herald - April 20, 2010

They'll look at how children develop in a range of environments including childcare centres, kindergartens, family day-care services and in-home care...

$100 a day per child - and rising
Sydney Morning Herald - Danielle Teutsch - April 18, 2010‎

PAYING $100 a day for childcare in Sydney's inner suburbs is fast becoming the norm, fuelling calls for the federal government to pay the childcare rebate weekly...

Childcare centre now closed
The Age - Carol Nader - April 15, 2010

A CHILDCARE centre that breached state regulations closed down last year, after the state government ordered it to improve the quality of care...

Time to tackle the elephant in the creche
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Irvine - April 14, 2010

Nearly a quarter of a million Australian women want more work but are not available or looking for it because they are caring for children, according to...