OECD suggests pay boost for teachers
Sydney Morning Herald - October 10, 2008

Spending on early childhood education in Australia is about 0.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) compared to the OECD average of 0.5 per cent...

Fears for future of ABC Learning
ABC TV Lateline - Ticky Fullerton - October 9, 2008

There are growing concerns about the stability of Australian childcare company ABC Learning in the global financial crisis...

ABC Learning renegotiates debt terms
Business Spectator - October 9, 2008

Child-care operator ABC Learning Centres has been forced to renegotiate the terms of its debt with its syndicate of eight banks in order to finalise the release of its long-overdue accounts...

Holding the Baby
SBS Insight - Jennie Brockie - October 7, 2008

There is conflicting evidence from Australia and across the world of the negative effects that child care has on children. Researchers in the UK and US have...

Professor claims babies benefit in child care
Adelaidenow - October 06, 2008

Belgian Professor Ferre Laevers said children who attend good childcare centres reap social and employment benefits later in life...

Child-care rebate due in weeks
Sydney Morning Herald - Kerry-Anne Walsh - October 5, 2008

FAMILIES with children in child care will receive a windfall worth thousands of dollars in their pay packets this month. Changes to government pay dates for...

Simple plan turns sour: rise and fall of Eddy Groves
The Australian - Andrew Fraser - October 04, 2008

EDDY Groves always had his critics, but until last year's annual general meeting of ABC Learning Centres, one group had stuck by him through thick and thin -- the shareholders...

Fall and fall of Eddy Groves
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - October 04, 2008

But many of ABC's issues extend further back. Some were raised long ago, others are just emerging. They include disclosure, accounting and third-party dealings...

It's hard for families not to fall into the generation gap
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - October 4, 2008

Increasingly, working families rely on grandparents to contribute to the child care. In some ways this has empowered grandparents, and alone with the...

Maternity leave is OK for some
The Australian - Angela Shanahan - October 04, 2008

But a family expecting their first child with a combined income the same or higher than the large family will get the present childcare rebate and another...

Mummy wars are upon us
The Australian - Natasha Bita - October 04, 2008

...being able to potentially provide child care on site: these sorts of things might be more attractive to employees rather than providing paid leave...

Tots tested on junk mail
Herald Sun - Karen Collier - October 03, 2008

Shopping lists and junk mail and an emphasis on reading books may be used to assess children's development in child care and kindergarten...

Vicious circle for ABC staff as hours cut
The Australian - Nicky Trup and Anthony Klan - October 03, 2008

But her love of the job is being sorely tested after her employer, ABC Learning - the world's biggest childcare operation - cut her work hours claiming falling enrolments...

Staffing group saved ABC 'a few million'
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - October 03, 2008

Mr Groves last year had ruled out running something like 123 Careers, saying: "We're not recruiters, we're childcare operators." But ABC this year reviewed...

Govt boosts early childhood education places
ABC Online - October 2, 2008

The extra places will be available next year and another 1000 places will follow in 2010 and 2011. Education Minister Julia Gillard says the Government will...