Unions compete for childcare staff
The Australian - Brad Norington - December 22, 2008

AS the future of failed childcare chain ABC Learning remains in doubt, unions have started a turf war over which should represent thousands of workers left in limbo...

ABC link to more childcare centre closures
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 20, 2008

THE lover and the brother-in-law of failed childcare entrepreneur Eddy Groves have ties to the company that announced the sudden closure of 14 childcare centres yesterday...

Child-care centres to close without explanation
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - December 20, 2008

THE Federal Government has demanded an explanation from a company with close ties to Eddy Groves that told parents on Thursday it would close 14 child-care...

Mum's word on day care
The Sunday Times - Colleen Egan - December 19, 2008

In reviewing the nation's childcare responsibilities, Gillard needs to put herself in the booties of our tiniest citizens. She needs to carefully read the report produced by...

Crisis hits another childcare group
ABC Online - December 19, 2008

Another childcare company is in trouble, with the Neighbourhood Early Learning Centre closing 14 of its sites. The company is owned by the brother-in-law of ABC...

ABC sale proceeds to refund taxpayer
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 19, 2008

TAXPAYERS will receive proceeds from the sale of 249 failed ABC childcare centres, the new receiver said yesterday. The Supreme Court of NSW yesterday...

Plan to teach tots calls for PC play
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 18, 2008

POLITICAL correctness in the playground is the theme of the nation's first curriculum for childcare centres. A draft "early years learning framework"...

Cant takes magic out
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 18, 2008

Trust the bureaucracy to spoil it by writing a childcare curriculum infested with politically correct jargon and philosophical gobbledygook...

Executives among 80 jobs axed at ABC childcare
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - December 17, 2008

DOZENS of jobs have been culled from headquarters at collapsed childcare operator ABC Learning Centres - even among executive ranks...

Baby care ratio to cost parents
The Australian - Natasha Bita and Sarah Elks - December 17, 2008

CHILDCARE costs will soar if centres are forced to hire extra staff to meet proposed new staffing ratios, industry leaders have warned...

Child care has the chance to rise like the phoenix
The Age - Paul Slape - December 17, 2008

It may be odd for a union leader to say that good can come from such a collapse, but there is now a real opportunity to reassess where we are heading, perhaps without the ideological blinkers attached...

Group wants ABC Learning control by March
ABC Online - December 15, 2008

He has told ABC 702 Breakfast although making a profit is a long term goal of the takeover, maintaining child-care services is the group's first priority...

Push to boost childcare staffing
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 15, 2008

CHILDCARE centres will have to hire more qualified staff or turn children away to comply with a proposed federal government ban on carers looking after more than three babies...

Receivers sitting on offers for ABC
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 15, 2008

TWO THOUSAND potential buyers have flooded ABC Learning's receivers with expressions of interest to take over all or part of the failed childcare chain...

Shade cloth 'cancer risk' for children
NEWS.com.au - Tory Shepherd - December 15

CHILDREN are being exposed to cancer-causing ultraviolet rays because of "gaping holes" in shadecloth design and installation, consumer group CHOICE warns...