Frantic hunt for places as childcare crisis worsens
Daily Telegraph - Brooke Newstead - November 28, 2008

PARENTS hoping to avoid a scramble caused by closure of ABC childcare centres have started relocating their children to new care providers...

ABC child-care crisis hits Defence
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger and Stephanie Peatling - November 28, 2008

THE Department of Defence was ABC Learning's single biggest customer and the 41 Defence child-care centres are under a cloud - all are on the list...

More child-care aid requested
The Age - Dan Harrison - November 28, 2008

The receiver of NSW-based CFK Childcare, Max Donnelly of Ferrier Hodgson, yesterday said he had submitted a funding request to the Government to keep the...

YMCA makes play for ABC Learning child centres
Herald Sun - Ben Packham - November 28, 2008

THE YMCA has launched a bid to take over about 100 ABC Learning Centres, including 50 in Victoria. The not-for-profit agency, which operates 550 childcare...

Fears over ABC childcare centres sparks rescue plan
Courier Mail - Tanya Chilcott and Liam Walsh - November 27, 2008

FEARS of a shortage of childcare places in Queensland next year if some ABC Learning Centres shut down have sparked a massive contingency plan. Childcare Queensland...

Future of 60 Qld-based ABC Learning centres uncertain
ABC - November 27, 2008

Australia's largest state childcare organisation, Childcare Queensland, has welcomed the announcement ABC Learning's receivers about the future of the company's childcare centres...

CFK Childcare to sell 32 centres
The Age - November 27, 2008

The receivers of Australia's second largest childcare group, CFK Childcare Centres Ltd, are selling 32 centres, with an advertising campaign to begin on Friday...

ABC's receiver won't commit on unlisted centres
Sunrise - November 27, 2008

Chris Honey from McGrathNicol, the appointed receiver for ABC Learning Centres, has told Sunrise he understands the concern of parents but cannot be certain what will happen...

30000 ABC child care kids could lose places
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 26, 2008

PARENTS of 80000 children using ABC Learning childcare centres have been told their centres will remain open but another 386 centres are still under review...

Child-care group has not sought help
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - November 26, 2008

NO FINANCIAL assistance has been sought from the Federal Government by the child-care organisation CFK, which last week became the second chain to go into...

Paid maternity leave scheme appears to be dead in the water
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 25, 2008

THE paid maternity leave scheme appears to be dead in the water with even the minister in charge of the status of women warning it may be put off as the country can't afford it...

ABC Learning employees lobby for entitlements
ABC Online - November 25, 2008

ABC Learning childcare workers and their union are in Canberra to lobby the Federal Government to guarantee their entitlements. The biggest player in the...

Greens call for child care sector inquiry
ABC Online - November 25, 2008

The Greens say a Senate inquiry is needed to set out the future of childcare in Australia. Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will introduce a motion to the Senate ...

Empty playroom at ABC
Sydney Morning Herald - Michael Pascoe - November 24, 2008

With the exception of Victoria, state governments do not allow the transfer of child care licences. The only way the ABC Learning "business" can be sold is if a single party buys the whole thing...

Firm CFK accused of cutting back quality of care
Daily Telegraph - November 24, 2008

PRIVATE childcare operator CFK has been accused of slashing standards of care for children in the months before it went into administration...