Childcare curriculum could include career counselling
The Australian - April 4, 2009

THE committee drawing up the nation's first childcare curriculum has been told that toddlers in daycare should be given early career counselling...

Turnbull plan to 'carry back' tax losses
The Age - Peter Martin - April 3, 2009

Professor Disney will propose axing the child-care tax rebate and the fringe benefit tax concessions for workplace child care, replacing them with a strengthened but means-tested child-care benefit and direct grants to non-profit centres...

Play in, politics out for new early learning manifesto
The Australian - Natasha Bita - April 02, 2009

THE federal Government has torn up its politically correct curriculum for children in daycare, quietly replacing it with a family-friendly guide for carers and parents...

Child-care rebate doesn't affect job decisions for rich
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - April 2, 2009

GOVERNMENT child-care subsidies that lower the cost of formal child care have no influence on married women's decision to work, controversial new research shows...

Government urged to axe 'middle-class welfare'
ABC Online - April 2, 2009

An academic is urging the Federal Government to scrap so-called middle-class welfare measures such as the baby bonus and child care...

Early Learning Services boss John Hutchison resigns
Business Spectator - March 30, 2009

Early Learning Services Ltd boss John Hutchison has resigned and will leave at the end of next month, with chief financial officer Chris Sacre to step into the role...

Childcare workers threatened to cut off boy's genitals
ABC Online - March 30, 2009

A mother and daughter have pleaded guilty to assaulting a four-year-old boy while working at a childcare centre in the Perth suburb of Kelmscott...

Childcare pay hot topic for for Tony and Margie Abbott
The Australian - Natasha Bita - March 28, 2009

HER husband may be a right-wing poster boy for workplace reform, yet childcare worker Margie Abbott is passionate about improving conditions for her low-paid colleagues...

Childcare costs to soar after reforms
The Australian - Natasha Bita - March 27, 2009

CHILDCARE costs are set to climb as the states and territories look at forcing centres to hire more staff, and as the federal Government's quality watchdog...

Govt hands out choking hazards to preschoolers
ABC Online - Mark Douglass - March 26, 2009

Water bottles distributed to preschool children across Sydney as part of a New South Wales Government health promotion have been recalled because they pose a...

Operators urge pay cuts for childcare workers
The Australian - Ewin Hannan - March 26, 2009

PRIVATE childcare operators have advocated childcare workers -- among the nation's lowest-paid employees -- have their pay cut, claiming the economy has "basically gone broke"...

ABC receivers in bid to recover $40m
Business Spectator - March 26, 2009

Receivers for collapsed child-care operator ABC Learning, McGrath Nicol, have launched legal action against a property developer in the United States in a...

Childcare in bush given extra funding
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - March 25, 2009

LONG daycare centres in rural and remote Australia will get grants to upgrade their facilities so they can accommodate more children, under a federal Government...

Infants to take part in flu trial
Sydney Morning Herald - March 24, 2009

INFANTS in 40 child-care centres in Sydney will take part in a trial of the influenza vaccine to try to cut the number of children admitted to hospital with the illness each winter...

ABC collapse costs 700 their jobs
The Age - Matt O'Sullivan and Vanda Carson - March 24, 2009

Taxpayers will wear the burden of the lay-offs, as ABC's receivers seek $50 million from the Federal Government to pay employee entitlements...