Child-care company makes plea to parents
The Age - Dan Harrison - October 25, 2008

TROUBLED child-care giant ABC learning has sought to allay the fears of parents as speculation continues that the company could go under...

More me time for under twos in care centres
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - October 25, 2008

CHILD-CARE fees could rise by several dollars a day because of a State Government decision to reduce the ratio of children to staff, but advocates have...

Concerns as ABC calls off 123 takeover
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - October 25, 2008

ABC Learning Centres has called off the $70 million acquisition of the child-care recruitment company 123 Careers and cancelled plans for further...

Drugs found in Fortitude Valley childcare centre
Courier Mail - Anna Caldwell - October 24, 2008

A DRUG scare has hit a childcare centre in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, where anti-convulsant pills were discovered in a play area...

ABC Learning casuals under cloud as agency staff sent home
The Australian - Natasha Bita - October 24, 2008

CHILDCARE jobs are under threat after a staffing agency linked with ABC Learning yesterday refused to guarantee all jobs would be safe...

NSW improves child-carer ratio
ABC Online - October 23, 2008

Under the plan, childcare services in New South Wales will be required to have one carer for every four children aged under two. The law currently requires...

Community sector warns against ABC Learning bailout
ABC Online - Nic MacBean - October 23, 2008

ABC Learning should not receive Government assistance, instead community-based operators should be allowed to take over its centres if it is indeed in danger...

Queensland Government sets up ABC Learning Centres taskforce
The Australian - October 23, 2008

THE Queensland Government has set up a task force to develop a contingency plan in case childcare provider ABC Learning collapses. Premier Anna Bligh said...

Mem Fox sparks new row claiming care hurts baby brains
Courier Mail - Matthew Fynes-Clinton - October 23, 2008

"Putting babies as young as two weeks into child care for the first year of their life, for 60 hours a week, will cause their brains damage," she said in...

Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - October 23, 2008
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - October 23, 2008

But Mr Groves, who left the beleaguered childcare giant last month following a loss of key shareholder backing, said there was no conflict....

Gillard moves to ease ABC Learning fears
ABC Online - October 23, 2008

Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard has urged parents not to panic about a potential collapse of troubled childcare provider ABC Learning...

ABC's costly debut on childcare site
The Australian - Matthew Clayfield and Patricia Karvelas - October 23, 2008

FOR 24 hours, it was the most expensive childcare facility in the country. The only problem was, it actually wasn't. Rather, the ABC Developmental Learning...

Govt considers options in case of ABC Learning collapse
ABC Online - October 22, 2008

The Department of Education is looking at a range of contingency plans in case child care provider ABC Learning collapses, leaving the parents of 100000...

Union warns of more childcare centre closures
ABC Online - October 22, 2008

The union representing Northern Territory childcare workers is warning more childcare centres could close unless wages and working conditions are improved...

ABC Learning fails in bid for cash
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - October 22, 2008

BELEAGURED childcare group ABC Learning has failed in a desperate approach to the federal Government for funds as it attempts to prop up its 1100-centre network...