Lalor East Preschool makes sunglasses compulsory
Melbourne Herald Sun – Peter Rolfe and Catherine Lambert - October 21, 2007

Lalor East Preschool has told children to wear sunglasses, shirt, sunscreen and hat to avoid harmful UV rays. Children will not be allowed in the playground...

Poll gives both Howard and Rudd pause for thought
The Age – October 19, 2007

Australians want clear, competing visions on future fundamentals, including education, skills, health, child care and aged care, housing, infrastructure...

Asbestos victim scorns Hockey
Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew West - October 19, 2007

...parishes who think unions are irrelevant, but I know single mothers who are being stomped on by their employers because they cannot arrange childcare...

Howard rates 'gotcha' glitch as fair play
Sydney Morning Herald – Phillip Coorey and Peter Hartcher October 18, 2007

Mr Howard dismissed the charge and confirmed the Government would unveil a child-care policy later in the campaign. He said it would not involve tax...

Child centre first to earn badge
NEWS.com.au - Clare Peddie - October 17, 2007

ALDINGA Community Child Care Centre is the first in Australia to earn a "climate neutral" badge for offsetting carbon dioxide emissions...

Parties courting working mums
NEWS.com.au - Sue Dunlevy and Edith Bevin - October 17, 2007

A CHILDCARE handout worth between $30 and $160 a fortnight will be used by both major parties to court the votes of working mothers...

Working women under mountain of pressure
Daily Telegraph – Stephen Lunn - October 17, 2007

WOMEN aged between 35 and 44 face the perfect storm of stress as they seek to balance the peak years of their career with responsibility for households, children and parents...

Early days for a political survivor
The Age – Farrah Tomazin – October 15, 2007

And with thousands of women citing the cost of childcare as a reason why they are not in the workforce, Ms Morand - who is also the Women's Minister - plans...

Review of staff ratios in preschool
The Age – Farrah Tomazin – October 15, 2007

STAFF-TO-CHILD ratios in child-care centres and preschools could be improved under a State Government overhaul. In the first review of child services...

Love-loathe PM v Conservative Rudd: Your November 24 choice
Daily Telegraph - October 14, 2007

Mr Howard said the government would announce further childcare initiatives in during the election campaign. "More than 80 per cent of Australians, now...

Meet the Finnies
Times Online UK – Fleur Britten - October 14, 2007

Or fill-in nannies as today's grandparents are styling themselves. The new boom in family childcare…

Family First wants $10k bonus for third baby
Melbourne Herald Sun – Matthew Frankiln – October 11, 2007

He also confirmed Family First would press the next government to pay working parents $4000 tax rebates to use on their choice of childcare options...

Information kit issued to reduce playground injuries
Melbourne Herald Sun – Fay Burstin – October 11, 2007

... or padded play mats, and a clear space around play equipment are some of the recommendations being made to families, childcare centres and councils...

Double women MPs for better result: Democrat chief
The Age – Penelope Debelle - October 10, 2007

Senator Allison said Democrat issues that particularly related to women included paid maternity leave, affordable quality child care, research into...

Recognising the value of working mums
Adelaide Advertiser - October 6, 2007

They have been striving to have their plight heard: how family hampers promotion opportunities, how child-care costs wipe out much of the average part-time...