Toddlers ready for 'language explosion'
ABC Health & Medical – Will Dunham - August 3, 2007

New research suggests that toddlers' sudden spurt of language at about 18 months may have nothing to do with complex brain changes, as some people think.

Parents lose childcare bonus
Daily Telegraph - Lauren Williams and Sue Dunlevy - August 9, 2007

CareforKids.com.au surveyed 500 parents and found one in five had not registered for childcare benefit…

Flu death sparks plea for calm
Melbourne Herald Sun - Matt Cunningham, Grant McArthur and Carly Crawford - August 9, 2007

And a Berwick childcare centre Ethan attended issued an urgent health alert as the Department of Human Services confirmed the dead boy was infected with...

Preschool plan to spread the Catholic word
Sydney Morning Herald - Linda Morris - August 8, 2007

SYDNEY'S Catholic Church may run its own preschools as a way of bolstering its student population through primary and secondary schools and spreading the...

Victoria's new take on childhood
The Age – Kathy Walker – August 6, 2007

Families have been empowered through consistent messages and strategies, regardless of whether their children have been in child care, preschool or school...

Playing on - for young and old
The Age – Elisabeth Tarica - August 6, 2007

Improved health for seniors has been reported in similar arrangements in the US where inter-generational child-care centres operate within aged-care...

Call for switch in kindy times
Advertiser Adelaide – Xanthe Kleinig - August 6, 2007

CHILDCARE authorities are being urged to extend kindergarten hours to a full working week to help families. Short half-day sessions offered for less than...

Maternity leave kills career, women believe
Courier Mail - Michelle Cazzulino - August 3, 2007

They gave them proper attention instead of shoving them into an expensive child care centre and expect them to be brought up fine...

Childcare next poll bonus
The Australian – Stephen Lunn - Aug 4, 2007

THOUSANDS of parents will receive a childcare cash bonus of up to $4200 from the federal Government as they prepare to go to the polling booths...

Rules change allows developers to take our parks
Daily Telegraph – Peter Gosnell - August 4, 2007

PLAYGROUNDS, sports fields and childcare centres could vanish from Sydney's new outer suburbs under changes flagged by Planning Minister Frank Sartor...

Man crashes car into Mackay child care centre
ABC Regional Online - August 4, 2007

A 19-year-old man will face court after his car crashed through a fence and into a child care centre in Mackay. Police say the man lost control of his car...

Is your pre-school age child getting enough sleep?
Times Online (UK) – Dr Jane Collins – August 2, 2007

Up to three quarters of young children have periods of not sleeping well and it's estimated that one in four pre-school children have significant and...

Childcare costs hit $12250
NEWS.com.au – Anne Wright – August 3, 2007

The yearly childcare costs in Melbourne were more expensive than every other capital city except for 14-year-olds where all cities recorded zero childcare...

Cost of toddlers spiralling
NEWS.com.au - August 2, 2007

THE cost of raising a toddler in Sydney has ballooned to more than $16000 - with childcare bills the biggest expense. Federal Government research has found...

Does early schooling harm our children?
Telegraph (UK) – August 2, 2007

Child development expert Elizabeth Hartley Brewer on why she supports the call for children to start school later...