Payce sells childcare business
The Australian - Florence Chong - September 15, 2009

SYDNEY-BASED property developer Payce Consolidated has sold 75 per cent of its childcare business to the privately owned Wallace Infrastructure for an...

ABC Learning warns Rudd of childcare fee blowout
Courier Mail - September 14, 2009

THE MANAGEMENT of failed ABC Learning has warned the Federal Government its plans to increase the quality of child care could drive fees up by as much as $20 a day...

Call to overhaul education system
ABC Online - September 11, 2009

The paper by the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls for children to be tested before they start child care and for international rather than national...

Cabinet orders end to child escape loophole
WA today - Chris Thomson - September 11, 2009

The spokeswoman said Ms McSweeney would, before the end of 2009, introduce legislation to Parliament to amend the Child Care Services Act to make day care...

Backing for portable leave scheme
ABC Online - September 11, 2009

The Government will table a bill in the Legislative Assembly next week to allow community workers and child care employees to accrue long service leave as...

More than 150000 women out of work
The Australian - September 10, 2009

"There are lots of women who would like a job but can't immediately look for work because of things such as childcare responsibilities...

After school care in jeopardy
NEWS.com.au - September 10, 2009

THOUSANDS of parents face uncertainty over childcare options due to the Rudd Government's $14 billion school infrastructure program...

Cleanliness link to asthma takes a hit
The Australian - Adam Cresswell - September 09, 2009

A THEORY that excessive cleanliness may be to blame for soaring cases of asthma has taken a knock from research that found children sent to daycare were not...

Children's care boost planned by SA Govt
ABC Online - September 08, 2009

Proposed legislation by the South Australian Government would allow for an independent authority with power to investigate sub-standard care in education and childcare...

Victoria's child care centre's show increasing accidents
Herald Sun - Ellen Whinnett - September 06, 2009

HUNDREDS of Victorian children have been lost, injured, or given wrong medication while under the supervision of child care centres...

Safety fears about home day care operators
Courier Mail - Paul Weston - September 06, 2009

ALMOST half of the regulated family day care services operating legally in private homes are failing to provide a safe environment for children, according to a new survey…

Pincipals have to sit an exam to show they can...
Herald Sun - Stephen Drill - September 06, 2009

PRINCIPALS will have to prove they are "fit and proper" people to run before-and-after school care programs under changes they describe as pointless red tape…

Whooping cough infections triple
Sydney Morning Herald - September 5, 2009

The public awareness campaign will urge new parents, grandparents and childcare workers to get vaccinated. It will also ask parents to immunise their chilkdren...

ABC childcare sale given go-ahead
The Australian - Natasha Bita - September 04, 2009

THE federal government has washed its hands of the fire sale of 715 ABC Learning childcare centres, giving the receivers carte blanche to sell to the highest bidder...

Age cuts to family benefits on cards
Sydney Morning Herald - Jacob Saulwick - September 4, 2009

He also canvassed partly replacing payments to disadvantaged families with an increase in the direct provision of services, such as childcare and parenting programs...