Swine flu to force unpaid leave
The Australian - Natasha Bita and Lauren Wilson - June 15, 2009

With staff absences on the rise, the federal government has suggested businesses consider organising childcare for key workers, in their own home...

Babysitting ads puts girls at risk
Sunday Telegraph - June 14, 2009

YOUNG girls looking for babysitting work on job websites are being preyed on by sleazy men seeking nude models or sexual favours...

Hong Kong primary schools in swine flu lockdown
ABC Online - Stephen McDonell - June 11, 2009

Hong Kong has closed all primary schools, kindergartens and child care centres for two weeks in an attempt to control the spread of the AH1N1 swine flu virus...

New curriculum to let kids be kids, says Kate Ellis
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - June 11, 2009

NEW Childcare Minister Kate Ellis has promised to create a curriculum for four-year-olds that "allows kids to be kids", while ensuring they don't miss out...

Queensland Health closes third childcare centre because of swine flu
Courier Mail - Janelle Miles - June 10, 2009

Queensland Health said the Centenary Child Care and Early Learning Centre at Mt Ommaney in Brisbane's west would close after a youngster tested positive for...

Ellis still on the rise
The Australian - Pia Akerman - June 08, 2009

"Obviously childcare is such a central need for so many families across Australia, that making sure we've got the best solutions in place is really important."...

Rudd opts for new blood in reshuffle
The Age - Josh Gordon - June 7, 2009

Minister for Sport Kate Ellis will also take on the freshly created ministry of Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth. Mr Rudd said the creation...

Centres not up to standard
Courier Mail - Paul Weston - June 07, 2009

AT LEAST 67 childcare centres in Queensland have failed to meet national standards.They fell short of providing proper health and safety...

Property developer says he's frontrunner in race for ABC
NZ Herald - Maria Slade - Jun 05, 2009

Christchurch property developer Hamish Ireland says he is the preferred bidder for the New Zealand arm of the ABC childcare chain...

Childcare centre closed after swine flu case
NEWS.com.au - June 04, 2009

HEALTH authorities have shut a southern New South Wales childcare centre after a young girl tested positive to swine flu. NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant has...

Victorian health authorities abandon pig flu testing
Melbourne Herald Sun - Ben Packham and Grant McArthur - June 04, 2009

Kensington Community Childcare Co-operative became the first Victorian child care centre to close after two pre-schoolers were confirmed with the virus...

Increase to Child Care Benefit and Child Care Tax Rebate
Minister's Media Centre - The Hon Julia Gillard MP - June 03, 2009

The maximum rate of CCB for one child using full-time approved child care will increase by $6.50 per week to $180.00, while the maximum amount of CCTR will...

Childcare subsidies to rise by up to $6.50 a week
Melbourne Herald Sun - Sue Dunlevy - June 03, 2009

CHILDCARE subsidies will rise by up to $6.50 a week from July 1, and parents will be able to get the payments faster under a new computerised rebate system...

Study finds TV bad for baby brain development
NEWS.com.au - June 02, 2009

HAVING the television on constantly in a household with infants and toddlers is bad for brain and language development, a US study claims...

Nine more Early Learning and Care Centres for NSW
Minister's Media Centre - The Hon Maxine McKew MP - June 01, 2009

Today I am announcing arrangements for a total of nine early learning and care centres in New South Wales to which the Rudd Government is...