Staff at ABC Belvedere Learning Centre says Olivia Villella is 'fat and obese'
The Australian - Nikki Protyniak - December 10, 2008

Olivia Villella is a healthy, thriving baby girl, according to her mother and the experts - but staff at her childcare centre described her as "fat" and "obese"...

Desperate parents mount rescue appeal over ABC
The Age - Carol Nader - December 10, 2008

THEY may be just 30 signatures scrawled on two pieces of paper, but they epitomise the anxiety of thousands of parents. The signatures were collected by...

Child-care rescue plea rejected
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - December 9, 2008

THE immediate future of CFK Child Care's 39 centres in NSW is in peril after the Federal Government refused to provide financial support for the failed chain...

ABC childcare staff angry over jobs
The Age - December 9, 2008

The union representing ABC Learning childcare staff is demanding the company's receiver clarify which workers will have a job next year...

Preschools to receive $21m state injection
Sydney Morning Herald - Andrew Clennell - December 8, 2008

THE State Government will spend $21 million on creating 10,500 extra preschool places and will soon finalise details of an agreement with the Council of Australian Governments...

Oppn calls for detail on receiver's ABC Learning plans
ABC Online - December 6, 2008

The Federal Opposition says parents of children at hundreds of ABC Learning child care centres need more information about a plan to secure their places...

Discovery of secret deals adds to woes at ABC
The Age - December 6, 2008

The extraordinary deal, for Kemp to sell to ABC three child-care centres he owned, is one of a host of related-party transactions involving key executives ...

No guarantee for ABC Learning centres: receiver
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 05, 2008

ABC Learning's receiver says it is drawing up a plan to provide alternative care next year for children in centres facing closure...

Administrative delays hinder childcare rebate
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - December 05, 2008

ALMOST half the 600000 families promised a new childcare tax rebate worth up to $1875 a quarter have not received their first payment...

Childcare crisis to keep fathers at home
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 03, 2008

Mr Warren expects he will have to quit his job to care for the kids, aged three and one, if ABC's receivers shut down the centre after federal government rescue funding runs out...

Early Learning Services eyes ABC
Gold Coast News - Nick Nichols - December 2nd, 2008

Chief executive John Hutchison yesterday said the collapse of ABC Learning had given ELS 'a once in a lifetime opportunity' to grow its business...

ABC failure doesn't condemn corporate child care
The Age - Julie Novak - December 2, 2008

The private sector has played an important role in expanding the supply of Australian child-care places, in response to the increasing workforce participation of women...

Parents defy experts on television and computers
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - December 02, 2008

By the time kids are two, 65 per cent are in some form of child care. Against the advice of many experts, one in nine kids aged three to four do not go to any type of child care...

Toddlers are too dear to care for
The Australian - Katie Hardie-Buckley and Angus Hohenboken - December 02, 2008

CHILDCARE centres that cater for a large number of zero to two-year-olds are being targeted for closure by the receivers of ABC Learning because they are too expensive to run...

Big banks urged to support ABC Learning
ABC Online - December 2, 2008

A union representing childcare workers is calling on the major banks to financially support the troubled ABC Learning. The receivers for the failed company...