Crucial care for children
The Age – Steve Biddulph – July 16, 2007

The research is now undeniable that babies and younger toddlers do not thrive in child care. A COUPLE of weeks ago, stranded between flights...

Childcare operators fall short
NEWS.com.au – Hannah Martin - July 15, 2007

The Federal Government childcare watchdog confirmed 65 centres, 36 after-school facilities and five family day-care providers in the state fell short of...

Safety first
Courier Mail - July 15, 2007

IT is difficult not to feel sympathy for some childcare operators as they struggle to keep up with the myriad government regulations that apply to their...

Child-care back to valuing workers
Brisbane Times - Anne Summers - July 14, 2007

The agreement will greatly improve the entitlements of the people who care for our children in the more than 1400 child-care centres now controlled by ABC...

Police under fire over child-care case
The West Australian - Christiana Jones - July 14, 2007

Each originally faced seven counts of assault after a police raid at Huntingdale's Tommie Turtle Child Care Centre last October uncovered sleeping children...

Working toll for single parents
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy - July 13, 2007

However, The Daily Telegraph discovered this week that while you can count bus fares, childcare costs, increases in your public housing rent and even taxi...

Reform push on preschool
Melbourne Herald Sun - Dina Rosendorff - July 13, 2007

HEFTY preschool fees could be lowered if education for three and four-year-olds were made compulsory in Victoria, according to the education union...

Preschool beyond many, union says
Sydney Morning Herald – Farrah Tomazin – July 11, 2007

MORE than 57000 children missed out on preschool last year, a figure that may reignite tensions between teachers, the Federal Government and the states over...

Lesson in letting kids be kids
Melbourne Herald Sun – Susie O'Brien – July 11, 2007

On weekdays they spend 4.2 hours in unstructured play and TV watching, compared with 5.2 hours a day visiting others, doing lessons and in child care...

Rudd grabs for a basket of goodies
Melbourne Herald Sun – Ben Packham – July 11, 2007

But Mr Rudd will argue that rising grocery prices, and child care, petrol and housing costs, are placing households under massive financial strain...

French woman leads rebellion against 'baby mania'
NEWS.com.au – John Follain – July 9, 2007

To encourage mothers back to work, the French have increased municipal childcare facilities and introduced family allowances that rise with each subsequent...

'Toddler bonus' push to keep mums content
The Age – Deborah Gough – July 8, 2007

In effect, the bonus subsidises child-care costs, which range from $60 to $100 a day. It eases the financial strain of paid child care, which...

Hunt to identify killer flu
Sunday Times – Louise Pemble and Andrea Mayes – July 7, 2007

Dr Van Buynder said Perth parents had no need to panic if their children developed flu symptoms, or to keep them away from childcare centres...

Two lattes with the tin lids, please - hold the Hills hoist
Sydney Morning Herald – Catharine Munro – July 7, 2007

Even a tight squeeze on child care did not deter them. When the couple missed out on spots for their son Jake, now three, they hired a nanny - at twice the...

Urban crawl: pram army hits inner Sydney
Sydney Morning Herald - Catharine Munro - July 7, 2007

She recently sold a house for close to $1 million to a family which had no interest in the usual amenities, even child care, but wanted to be close to town...