Secret social lives of babies
Daily Telegraph - Sharon Labi - November 30, 2008

The ground-breaking research by psychologist Professor Ben Bradley, at Charles Sturt University, could revolutionise the way child-care centres are set up...

Time to let the watchdog bark
The Age - Alan Fels & Fred Brenchley - November 29, 2008

"I'VE spent a lot of time thinking how did we get to this?" Education Minister Julia Gillard reflected recently on the collapse of child-care providers ABC Learning and CFK, both liberally funded with taxpayer...

Another blow to child care
Courier Mail - Mitch Gaynor - November 29, 2008

DEVELOPERS have shelved dozens of planned daycare projects in 2008, prompting warnings that parents may struggle to find places for their children towards...

Parents pay $23,000 a year for top-class child care
Herald Sun - Kamahl Cogdon - November 29, 2008

VICTORIA'S most expensive childcare centres are charging more than elite private schools. Parents are billed almost $23,000 a year...

It takes a village
Business Spectator - Robert Gottliebsen - November 28, 2008

Large numbers of community groups will now be looking into the possibility of operating former ABC Learning Centres. If they get it right the whole community will benefit...

Frantic hunt for places as childcare crisis worsens
Daily Telegraph - Brooke Newstead - November 28, 2008

PARENTS hoping to avoid a scramble caused by closure of ABC childcare centres have started relocating their children to new care providers...

ABC child-care crisis hits Defence
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger and Stephanie Peatling - November 28, 2008

THE Department of Defence was ABC Learning's single biggest customer and the 41 Defence child-care centres are under a cloud - all are on the list...

More child-care aid requested
The Age - Dan Harrison - November 28, 2008

The receiver of NSW-based CFK Childcare, Max Donnelly of Ferrier Hodgson, yesterday said he had submitted a funding request to the Government to keep the...

YMCA makes play for ABC Learning child centres
Herald Sun - Ben Packham - November 28, 2008

THE YMCA has launched a bid to take over about 100 ABC Learning Centres, including 50 in Victoria. The not-for-profit agency, which operates 550 childcare...

Fears over ABC childcare centres sparks rescue plan
Courier Mail - Tanya Chilcott and Liam Walsh - November 27, 2008

FEARS of a shortage of childcare places in Queensland next year if some ABC Learning Centres shut down have sparked a massive contingency plan. Childcare Queensland...

Future of 60 Qld-based ABC Learning centres uncertain
ABC - November 27, 2008

Australia's largest state childcare organisation, Childcare Queensland, has welcomed the announcement ABC Learning's receivers about the future of the company's childcare centres...

CFK Childcare to sell 32 centres
The Age - November 27, 2008

The receivers of Australia's second largest childcare group, CFK Childcare Centres Ltd, are selling 32 centres, with an advertising campaign to begin on Friday...

ABC's receiver won't commit on unlisted centres
Sunrise - November 27, 2008

Chris Honey from McGrathNicol, the appointed receiver for ABC Learning Centres, has told Sunrise he understands the concern of parents but cannot be certain what will happen...

30000 ABC child care kids could lose places
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 26, 2008

PARENTS of 80000 children using ABC Learning childcare centres have been told their centres will remain open but another 386 centres are still under review...

Child-care group has not sought help
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - November 26, 2008

NO FINANCIAL assistance has been sought from the Federal Government by the child-care organisation CFK, which last week became the second chain to go into...