Guidelines call for television ban for children until age two
The Australian - Natasha Bita - October 12, 2009

The Get up and Grow report - being finalised for release by federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon next week - is designed for childcare centres...

Some childcare centres failing: minister
Sydney Morning Herald - October 10, 2009

Dozens of childcare centres are failing to meet safety standards and supervise children poorly, NSW Minister for Community Services Linda Burney says...

Insolvency expert retains confidence in ABC model
The Australian - Matthew Stevens - October 10, 2009

ON Monday Steve Parbery will take a short stroll from his Martin Place office to Sydney's Supreme Court to tie off one more loose end in his year-long adventure with ABC Learning…

Childcare centres named, shamed
Courier Mail - Patrick Lion - October 06, 2009

CHILDCARE centres putting children at risk will be publicly named and shamed under new laws aimed at helping parents choose where to send their kids...

Call to scrap childcare subsidy
Courier Mail - Carly Hennessy - October 04, 2009

The Kids First Parent Association of Australia will be launched on... "If you re-distribute all funding for child care direct to parents based on a per-child basis...

Childcare rebate system abused
Courier Mail - Kay Dibben - October 04, 2009

SOME parents are exploiting a loophole in the childcare rebate system, claiming back government cash despite not having paid childcare centre fees...

Complaints about maternity leave on the rise
The Sunday Telegraph - Carmel Melouney - October 04, 2009

Bligh Park mother Kirsty Haines lost her job at a defence childcare centre in Richmond earlier this year while she was on maternity leave with her...

Study riles working mothers
Courier Mail - Carly Hennessy - October 03, 2009

"At childcare centres there are rules around what they can prepare and what parents can put in their lunchboxes," Ms Hourigan said...

Managing maternity
Sydney Morning Herald - David Wilson - September 29, 2009

A recent story exposed the frequency with which women are sacked for taking maternity leave and told to quit if they cannot juggle work and childcare...

Preschool for at-risk kids
The Age - Sarah-Jane Collins - September 29, 2009

VULNERABLE three-year-olds will have access to free kindergarten spots under a funding arrangement announced yesterday. Community Services Minister Lisa Neville...

Unions, preschool teachers raise qualification concerns
ABC Online - September 21, 2009

The ACT Education Department and unions are meeting concerned preschool teachers today about their qualifications and the change-over to longer operating...

Home alone: term break no holiday for children
Sydney Morning Herald - Keeli Cambourne - September 20, 2009

One-third of children aged five to 15 will be left at home alone during the school holidays in two weeks’ time while their parents have to work…

All kids to get preschool access by 2013
Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 17, 2009

All children will have access to preschool services by 2013 after the states and territories signed onto the federal government's proposal...

26 ABC Learning centres will close: govt
The Age - September 15, 2009

Child Care Minister Kate Ellis told parliament on Tuesday that new operators had been found for a majority of the centres but twenty six will have to close...

Payce sells childcare business
The Australian - Florence Chong - September 15, 2009

SYDNEY-BASED property developer Payce Consolidated has sold 75 per cent of its childcare business to the privately owned Wallace Infrastructure for an...