Three people linked to huge childcare loans
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - May 30, 2009

A KEY contractor for ABC Learning Centres has detailed more than $5 million worth of loans to three men including a former top manager of the childcare giant...

Pregnant Defence childcare workers get their jobs back
The Australian - Ewin Hannan - May 29, 2009

FIVE workers on maternity leave who were sacked from their jobs at Defence Department-owned childcare centres have regained their positions after an outcry...

More daycare centres caught breaking the rules
Courier Mail - Steven Wardill - May 25, 2009

DODGY daycare centres in Queensland are being busted at a rate of more than one a week. New figures reveal 69 compliance notices were issued to daycare centres...

Ask Nanny McPhee
The Australian - May 23, 2009

Less sensible than storybook nannies, the bureaucratic ones who run the National Childcare Accreditation Council have issued a Factsheet for Families, Dressing your Child for Care...

Code for childcare centres on hold
The Australian - Natasha Bita - May 22, 2009

TOUGH new standards for childcare centres have been put on ice after the federal Government's quality watchdog warned that some centres would fail them...

Victorian childcare staff ratio drops to 1-4 from 2012
Herald Sun - Cheryl Critchley - May 22, 2009

INFANTS in childcare will gain more attention from staff after changes announced yesterday. New State Government regulations will ensure a staff-child ratio...

July start for $3.6b childcare reforms
ABC Online - May 21, 2009

The Government is spending the money over the next three years to bring all day care and early learning centres into line with a new national accreditation system...

Child care rules move
The Age - Misha Schubert - May 21, 2009

MAXINE mckew has vowed to drag substandard child-care centres - "kicking and screaming" if necessary - up to a higher standard of care to ensure children aren't...

Child-care centres to focus on preparing children for school
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - May 21, 2009

ALL child-care centres will be required to begin baby learning and child development programs from July as part of a Federal Government push to make sure children are...

New fee will push up cost of child care
The West Australian - Dawn Gibson - May 21, 2009

Almost 1500 WA child care providers, from big corporate centres to tiny home-run operations, will be charged a minimum of $350 for new licences or renewals...

Introduction of child care licensing fees
wa.gov.au - May 20, 2009

Child Protection Minister Robyn McSweeney today announced the introduction of child care licensing fees payable by 1,492 licensed child care services across the State...

Vic preschool teachers to get pay rise
The Age - May 19, 2009

The four year agreement provides teachers and assistants with a 4.9 per cent pay increase immediately and 2.7 per cent increases each subsequent year...

Childcare staff to check kids' lunches under proposed rules
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - May 19, 2009

STAFF will examine children's lunchboxes to ensure the contents are healthy, under new federal guidelines. As part of a $4.5 million war on obesity...

Don't tell us how to bring up our children
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - May 19, 2009

Looking through the guidelines for kinders and childcare centres, which are being considered by the Federal Government, there's a long list of nasties...

Defence childcare staff quit over conditions
ABC Online - May 18, 2009

Nearly half the childcare workers employed at a Defence Department centre at Russell have quit, as a row brews over working conditions...