Ear infections soaring in day care
Courier Mail - Suellen Hinde - September 21, 2008

EAR infections are rampant among Australian children attending day care centres who are developing a resistance to antibiotics, medical experts say...

Child carers in stress distress
The Mercury - Sally Glaetzer - September 19, 2008

LIFE for Tasmania's childcare workers is like "running a marathon every day" and the stress is causing many to leave the industry, workers say...

A fair compromise in the parental leave debate
ABC Online - Jessica Brown - September 18, 2008

Current research about childcare is mixed. Some studies show it has a positive effect on kids, and some show it has a negative effect...

Bogus teacher in child care job
NEWS.com.au - David Nankervis - September 14, 2008

THE State Government has demanded an urgent review of how a convicted fraudster was given clearance to work at a childcare centre in Adelaide's south...

Hard yards of child's play
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - September 13, 2008

The Government wants to lift child-care standards, but that will bears its own cost, writes Stephanie Peatling. When Nesha O'Neil arrives at work each...

Rise and rise of care demand
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - September 13, 2008

THE child-care industry has grown exponentially over the past 25 years. The dramatic increase of women in the workforce as well as the shift in family...

ACT four-year-olds gain 15 free preschool hours
The Canberra Times - Emma McDonald - September 12, 2008

The ACT Government provides 12 hours of universal access to preschool, but the Rudd Government approved a $2.3million two-year package yesterday to pay...

Boy, 4, forced to clean urine with bare hands
NEWS.com.au - Karen Collier - September 11, 2008

A CHILDCARE worker is being investigated over claims she forced a boy, 4, to wipe urine off the floor with a paper towel and bare hands...

Loud, proud and wrong
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - September 11, 2008

Like most, I am not an advocate of child care for kids under six months, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it child abuse. If women choose to put their...

ASIC didn't act on ABC complaint
The Age - Colin Kruger - September 11, 2008

In May 2006, a letter of complaint was mailed to ASIC questioning the value of child-care licences on ABC's balance sheet — which effectively accounts for...

Abuse reporting course goes online
ABC Regional Online - September 11, 2008

It can be used by child care workers who cannot attend the face-to-face course, especially those in remote locations. Mr Mullighan says the online course...

Children in daycare less likely to develop asthma
CTV.ca (Canada) September 9, 2008

If parents want to protect their kids from developing asthma later in life they should consider enrolling them in daycare, particularly before age one...

Director jumps off child-care board
The Age - Vanessa O'Shaughnessy - September 10, 2008

STRUGGLING child-care company ABC Learning has lost one of its high-profile new directors before it could formalise the appointment...

Glitches, hitches, ditches
Sydney Morning Herald - Elizabeth Knight - September 10, 2008

The fact is that even with banks and auditors crawling all over ABC, there are plenty of structural problems that must be addressed...

Shocking childhoods
On Line opinion - Dr Alice Hill - September 10, 2008

...children in our community who would most benefit from long term access to high quality childcare have the least opportunity to use it...