Childcare costs to rise under federal revamp
Courier Mail - Gerard McManus and Cheryl Critchley - August 17, 2009

QUEENSLAND parents could soon be paying $5000 more a year for child care, under a Federal Government plan to lift preschool education standards...

Childcare report backs part-time work
The Australian - Natasha Bita - August 13, 2009

THE federal government hopes to lure more mothers back to work by making childcare more appealing, a study reveals. The Department of Education...

Childcare is a disgrace
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - August 04, 2009

WOULD you hand your kids over to a stranger you've never met and don't know anything about? Thousands of Aussie parents do every time they drop their kids off at...

Stay-home mums seek childcare
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - August 04, 2009

ONE third of kids are placed in childcare even though their parents are not working, figures show. Work is still the main reason for youngsters to be in...

Corporate watchdog ASIC rejected query on ABC Learning
The Australian - Natasha Bita - August 03, 2009

THE corporate watchdog dismissed a whistleblower's complaint about ABC Learning's 'questionable' accounts two years before the world's largest childcare company crashed...

Oh baby, the budget's blown
Sydney Morning Herald - Caroline Marcus - August 2, 2009

The founder of childcare website www.careforkids.com.au, Roxanne Elliott, thought the averages seemed "expensive" but reflected the site's own findings that...

Subsidies lower child care costs
The Age - Stephanie Peatling - July 30, 2009

THE average weekly cost of childcare for a family is now less than $40 a week for each child, thanks to subsidies worth billions of dollars paid by the Federal...

Childcare firm alleges ASIC damage
The Australian - Natasha Bita - July 29, 2009

THE new wife of embattled entrepreneur Eddy Groves has accused the corporate watchdog of damaging her childcare business in its pursuit of her husband...

Child care industry losing workers: inquiry

ABC Online - July 20, 2009 A Senate Committee has heard there has been a big decline in people wanting to work in the child care industry in Tasmania...

Childcare jobs lost in Tas, Victoria
Sydney Morning Herald - July 20, 2009

A Tasmanian childcare provider with services in Tasmania and Victoria has begun shedding almost one-tenth of its staff because of a payroll tax dispute with...

Childcare swine flu fear
The Sunday Telegraph Marnie O'Neill and Lisa Mayoh - July 18, 2009

SYDNEY childcare centres are feeling the brunt of the swine flu pandemic, with youngsters at high risk of infecting their peers. Health Department figures...

Claims tax bill will force child care closure
ABC Online - Jul 17, 2009

A Tasmanian child care operator says it plans to sack 32 staff on Monday and close some of its centres because it can no longer afford its payroll tax bill...

Defence raises pay for a chosen few
The Australian - Ewin Hannan - July 17, 2009

THE operator of 21 Defence Department-owned childcare centres has broken ranks and will give one-sixth of its staff a $15-a-week minimum wage increase...

Greens want childcare funding probe
ABC Online - July 17, 2009

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says it is becoming clear that the current funding models do not work as effectively as they could in providing high quality care...

Play's the thing for tots to learn
The Australian - Natasha Bita - July 16, 2009

Trials of the National Learning Framework in 29 childcare centres in April resulted in a complete rewrite of the curriculum, which is being rolled out in...