ABC Learning receivers prepare to sell profitable centres
Business Spectator - July 9, 2009

The child-care company's receiver mcgrath Nicol has been working with investment bank UBS to arrange the sale, having earlier stabilised enrolments and sold...

First three years key to school success: study
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 6, 2009

The Child Care Choices study is unique in Australia for having followed an initial group of children - more than 670 - from child care to school for six years...

Childcare centres bursting but some still struggle
Courier Mail - Rodney Chester - July 06, 2009

There are many centres which are struggling financially because they cannot attract enough children and, on the other side, there are parents up in arms because...

Parents not starting kids at school until six
Herald Sun - Cheryl Critchley - July 06, 2009

SOME children do not start school until they're almost six-and-a-half as parents agonise over when to send them. Experts are also divided about...

Child care shambles a disgrace
Courier Mail - Susan Hocking - July 06, 2009

ALMOST 30 years ago, newly pregnant with my first baby and as the major breadwinner of our family, I made my first foray into the world of child care...

Parental say on child care
Sydney Morning Herald - Kerry-Anne Walsh - July 5, 2009

PUBLIC consultations will be held across Australia so parents can have their say on early childhood education and child care. Early Childhood Education...

Pay childcare workers more: union
ABC Online - July 5, 2009

The union representing childcare workers says improving skill levels would encourage more people to take up the profession, but they also need to be paid...

Women stretched to snapping point
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 4, 2009

Despite their high academic achievements over the decade, women are now less likely than in 1997 to work full-time while their children are young. And when they do...

Child care call aims to get babies to school
The Age - Stephanie Peatling - July 4, 2009

ALL child-care staff would be trained either to TAFE or university level and more staff employed at each centre under recommendations put to the Federal Government...

Child care costs set to increase
Sydney Morning Herald - July 3, 2009

The cost of child care is expected to increase if recommendations being considered by the federal government are adopted. The government is considering...

Over $9 million for five early learning and care centres in Queensland
Media Release - The Hon Kate Ellis MP - July 3, 2009

The early learning and care centres will be established in Amberley, Cairns, Gladstone, Townsville and Weipa. The Australian Government has provided over...

Child care to get young school-ready
The Age - Stephanie Peatling - July 3, 2009

ALL child-care centres will be required to begin baby learning and child development programs as soon as possible as part of a Federal Government push to make sure...

COAG signs off on childhood strategy
The Age - July 2, 2009

A new rating system giving parents information on the quality of their child's early education and child care services will be considered by the federal...

Union backs plan to raise bar in childcare sector
ABC Online - July 2, 2009

The union representing childcare workers, the Liquor Hospitality Miscellaneous Union (LHMU), has applauded the Council of Australian Governments for making...

Future looking brighter for troubled kids
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 2, 2009

The most common forms of help include home visiting, child care, playgroups, counselling and parent education. The interim evaluation, by the social policy...