Nanny care a cheaper option
Advertiser - Adelaide - April 30, 2007

Tanya Cole, manager of agency Nanny SA, said the rising cost of child care had seen a growing number of parents preferring to employ a nanny to look after...

Drought town's final insult
Daily Telegraph - Samantha Williams - April 26, 2007

To add more pressure, Booligal's isolated rural mothers face losing one of the only services left in town – childcare. For the past 25 years the Hay Mobile...

Parents forced to pay more of the bill
Brisbane Times - Jessica Irvine - April 25, 2007

Parents are footing more of a growing bill for child care, as rising incomes push them over the threshold for the Federal Government's most generous level...

Childcare cost outstrips inflation
Courier Mail - Susie O'Brien - Apr 25, 2007

Childcare centres in Victoria now cost up to $95 a day and the average is $65 a day. HIRING black market carers to beat price rises...

Child care costs spiral
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - April 25,2007

Opposition families spokeswoman Jenny Macklin said child care affordability dropped by more than 50 per cent since 2001, according to CPI figures...

Council CEO forks out to save
The Age - Clay Lucas - April 25,2007

Councillors said yesterday that cutting spending on child care was likely to be an area of focus for the consultants, who will release their report next...

Budget tax-cut tease
Daily Telegraph - Malcolm Farr - April 25,2007

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released yesterday increased pressure on the Government to help young families struggling with rising childcare...

Inflation relief for Howard
Advertiser Adelaide - Mark Kenny - April 25,2007

Opposition family and community services spokeswoman Jenny Macklin said the figures showed childcare costs had risen by 5.4 per cent over the same period...

Pilot Childcare Drive
Glasgow Daily Record - Scotland UK - April 24, 2007

LABOUR have promised a childcare revolution with nurseries open at weekends to help families into work. The move is designed to allow parents access to...

Saide's a super mum
North Shore Times - Janne Seletto - April 24, 2007

Mrs Nakkour is one of a growing number of home-based carers, supervised by the nationally-accredited Family Day Care child care service...

Howard woos women juggling family and jobs
The Age - Cosima Marriner - April 24, 2007

Mr Howard cited child care and flexibility in the workplace as two areas where the Government could help this constituency...

Filling a caring role has sandwich generation spread thin
The Age - Farah Farouque - April 24, 2007

Port Melbourne-based child care activist Rebecca Bartel, a working mother, felt the tug of care from two directions when her 63-year-old mother, Jan...

Generational meat in sandwich
Melbourne Herald Sun - April 23, 2007

'I think flexibility in the workplace is important, making sure that child care policies are right.' The sandwich generation term was coined in 1981 in the...

Time limits set for child care bodies
Daily Telegraph - April 23, 2007

NEW laws have come into effect in Victoria setting time limits for authorities dealing with neglected children who are placed in out-of-home care...

'Role for schools' in childcare support
Advertiser Adelaide - Paul Starick - April 23, 2007

Schools could do more to support child care and early childhood development, federal Education Minister Julie Bishop said yesterday...