Tax cuts safe but childcare at risk
The Australian - Matthew Franklin - May 05, 2009

...will not renege on promised tax cuts for middle and high-income earners but has left open the option of welshing on his promise not to means-test childcare subsidies...

Hospital Hill preschool wins top award
Illawara Mercury - Emma Shaw - May 05, 2009

A Wollongong preschool has been named best child-care service in Australia. Hospital Hill Occasional Care and Preschool won the title...

DoCS plans child-care check blitz
Sydney Morning Herald - May 4, 2009

The NSW government plans a blitz on child-care centres, pre-schools and other children's services to ensure they comply with protection regulations...

Swine flu fears for Tasmanian childcare centre
NEWS.com.au - May 04, 2009

The baby was in childcare when it would have been infectious on Thursday and Friday, Dr Pickin said. "We are providing advice to the child care centre involved...

Parents urged to keep sick kids at home during flu season
ABC Online - May 1, 2009

Childcare Queensland says keeping sick children home is essential to prevent the spread of viruses this winter. President Gwynn Bridge says it is shaping up...

Paid leave plan 'critical' for mothers
The Australian - Nicola Berkovic and Matthew Franklin - April 30, 2009

A PAID parental leave scheme must be included in next month's budget because it is "absolutely critical" to keep women in the workforce and ensure tens of billions...

Paid maternity leave latest casualty of recession
ABC TV 7.30 Report - Heather Ewart - April 29, 2009

Key government ministers involved in budget deliberations have signalled the global economic crisis puts areas like paid maternity leave under threat...

Sex Discrimination Commissioner discusses paid parental leave
ABC TV Lateline - Leigh Sales - April 29, 2009

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick talks about paid parental leave, which Federal Government ministers have hinted may be off the agenda in the upcoming budget...

Pay deficit for WA child-care staff revealed
The West Australian - Phillipa Perry - 29th April 2009

WA child-care workers were underpaid $260,000 last year, with one young female short-changed $18,000, according to figures from the Federal Workplace Ombudsman...

Kids incorporated sets the scene
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - April 28, 2009

The British Government estimates one in four families and half of all single parents use grandparents for free childcare, a service worth about pound stg. 3.5 billion...

St Vincents de Paul wants no child care near gaming venues
Courier Mail - Melanie Christiansen - April 25, 2009

CLUBS and pubs with poker machines should not be allowed to offer free child care, the Productivity Commission gambling inquiry has been told...

Governments must act on childcare: MAV
GovernmentNews.com.au - April 24, 2009

A report prepared for the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has warned the future of child care is at a crossroads and governments must seize the opportunity to reform...

ABC Learning centres sold to charity for $1 each
The Australian - Natasha Bita - April 23, 2009

Mission Australia paid a token $1 each for several of the 29 ABC Learning centres it bought from the collapsed childcare chain's receiver, PPB...

ABC centres 'may have to raise fees' to make profits
The Australian - Natasha Bita - April 21, 2009

CHILDCARE operators might have to raise fees to squeeze profits out of the 210 ABC Learning centres sold last week, former childcare king Michael Gordon predicts...

Early learning is no game: it's a bumper start in life
The Age - Carol Nader and Farrah Tomazin - April 20, 2009

Get those years right, and a child has a good chance of doing well at school. But if damaged in the early years, a child risks falling far behind...