Qld govt will 'help with childcare'
The Age - December 10, 2008

Premier Anna Bligh on Wednesday said the government would help any family in need to find alternative care in their local area as soon as possible...

Federal Government to give $34m to keep ABC Learning centres afloat
NEWS.com.au - December 10, 2008

THE federal government will provide an additional $34 million to keep 241 unprofitable ABC Learning centres open until March next year. The decision follows...

ABC Learning to close 55 centres
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - December 10, 2008

Only 55 ABC Learning child care centres will close, and care is expected to be available for all 110000 children attending its centres into next year...

ABC parents need to know their children's future
The Age - December 10, 2008

The difficulties facing the receiver must be acknowledged, but it is only two weeks till Christmas and the families caught up in the ABC debacle need to know now what awaits them in 2009...

Staff at ABC Belvedere Learning Centre says Olivia Villella is 'fat and obese'
The Australian - Nikki Protyniak - December 10, 2008

Olivia Villella is a healthy, thriving baby girl, according to her mother and the experts - but staff at her childcare centre described her as "fat" and "obese"...

Desperate parents mount rescue appeal over ABC
The Age - Carol Nader - December 10, 2008

THEY may be just 30 signatures scrawled on two pieces of paper, but they epitomise the anxiety of thousands of parents. The signatures were collected by...

Child-care rescue plea rejected
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - December 9, 2008

THE immediate future of CFK Child Care's 39 centres in NSW is in peril after the Federal Government refused to provide financial support for the failed chain...

ABC childcare staff angry over jobs
The Age - December 9, 2008

The union representing ABC Learning childcare staff is demanding the company's receiver clarify which workers will have a job next year...

Preschools to receive $21m state injection
Sydney Morning Herald - Andrew Clennell - December 8, 2008

THE State Government will spend $21 million on creating 10,500 extra preschool places and will soon finalise details of an agreement with the Council of Australian Governments...

Oppn calls for detail on receiver's ABC Learning plans
ABC Online - December 6, 2008

The Federal Opposition says parents of children at hundreds of ABC Learning child care centres need more information about a plan to secure their places...

Discovery of secret deals adds to woes at ABC
The Age - December 6, 2008

The extraordinary deal, for Kemp to sell to ABC three child-care centres he owned, is one of a host of related-party transactions involving key executives ...

No guarantee for ABC Learning centres: receiver
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 05, 2008

ABC Learning's receiver says it is drawing up a plan to provide alternative care next year for children in centres facing closure...

Administrative delays hinder childcare rebate
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - December 05, 2008

ALMOST half the 600000 families promised a new childcare tax rebate worth up to $1875 a quarter have not received their first payment...

Childcare crisis to keep fathers at home
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 03, 2008

Mr Warren expects he will have to quit his job to care for the kids, aged three and one, if ABC's receivers shut down the centre after federal government rescue funding runs out...

Early Learning Services eyes ABC
Gold Coast News - Nick Nichols - December 2nd, 2008

Chief executive John Hutchison yesterday said the collapse of ABC Learning had given ELS 'a once in a lifetime opportunity' to grow its business...