Childcare firm alleges ASIC damage
The Australian - Natasha Bita - July 29, 2009

THE new wife of embattled entrepreneur Eddy Groves has accused the corporate watchdog of damaging her childcare business in its pursuit of her husband...

Child care industry losing workers: inquiry

ABC Online - July 20, 2009 A Senate Committee has heard there has been a big decline in people wanting to work in the child care industry in Tasmania...

Childcare jobs lost in Tas, Victoria
Sydney Morning Herald - July 20, 2009

A Tasmanian childcare provider with services in Tasmania and Victoria has begun shedding almost one-tenth of its staff because of a payroll tax dispute with...

Childcare swine flu fear
The Sunday Telegraph Marnie O'Neill and Lisa Mayoh - July 18, 2009

SYDNEY childcare centres are feeling the brunt of the swine flu pandemic, with youngsters at high risk of infecting their peers. Health Department figures...

Claims tax bill will force child care closure
ABC Online - Jul 17, 2009

A Tasmanian child care operator says it plans to sack 32 staff on Monday and close some of its centres because it can no longer afford its payroll tax bill...

Defence raises pay for a chosen few
The Australian - Ewin Hannan - July 17, 2009

THE operator of 21 Defence Department-owned childcare centres has broken ranks and will give one-sixth of its staff a $15-a-week minimum wage increase...

Greens want childcare funding probe
ABC Online - July 17, 2009

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says it is becoming clear that the current funding models do not work as effectively as they could in providing high quality care...

Play's the thing for tots to learn
The Australian - Natasha Bita - July 16, 2009

Trials of the National Learning Framework in 29 childcare centres in April resulted in a complete rewrite of the curriculum, which is being rolled out in...

More childcare bailouts feared
The Australian - Natasha Bita - July 16, 2009

TAXPAYERS may be forced to bail out more failed childcare centres because the federal government has failed to regulate the sector, a Senate inquiry was...

Tougher laws to protect children
Adelaide Now - Greg Kelton - July 15, 2009

SPORTING and recreational bodies, as well as church groups, will have to put in place stronger child protection policies under proposed new laws...

Federal govt 'should shape childcare'
The Age - Paul Osborne - July 15, 2009

A Senate inquiry into childcare took evidence at a public hearing in Brisbane on Wednesday. The Queensland Commission for Children and Young People's...

Childcare centre hit with $54999 rent rise
Brisbane Times - Christine Kellett - July 15, 2009

A not-for-profit childcare operator says it will be evicted from its south Brisbane premises of 20 years after shopping centre giant and landlord Westfield...

Price rise of $40 with 'Rolls-Royce' child care
The Age - Stephanie Peatling - July 15, 2009

CHILD-CARE costs could rise by nearly $40 a week if the Federal Government moves towards a high-quality system employing more staff with better qualifications...

DOCS toughens child-care stance with prosecutions
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 11,2009

CHILD-CARE centres that fail to lift poor standards are being prosecuted and closed by the Department of Community Services under an aggressive strategy...

Busy Parents put babys nose to the grindstone
Sydney Morning Herald - Michelle Epstein - July 10, 2009

Kate Ellis, the Minister for Early Childhood Education and Childcare, recently announced initiatives that recognise early child care as part of a child''s...