Study predicts long-term benefits of preschool learning
The Guardian (UK) - James Randerson - August 28, 2008

Children who receive a rich variety of home learning before they start school achieve measurably better results in maths tests at age 10, according to a...

Children: those things other people look after
The Times (UK) - Camilla Cavendish - August 28, 2008

How on earth has it become normal, in one generation, to farm out children to a succession of poorly paid helpers?...

Australian Education Trust distances itself from ABC
The Australian - Bryan Frith - August 28, 2008

AEU, formerly Peppercorn Trust, owns close to 400 childcare centres of which ABC is almost universally the major tenant. It acted after the price of its...

Eddy Groves faces mounting pressure to step down
Courier Mail - Anthony Marx - August 28, 2008

EDDY Groves faces mounting pressure to step down as chief executive of ABC Learning Centres if the annual results are even worse than expected...

Children losing out as study finds 40% of daycare is not good enough
The Guardian (UK) - Polly Curtis - August 27, 2008

Many parents are missing out on the best daycare for their children because only 3% of providers are judged to be outstanding and 40% rate just satisfactory...

'Fast Eddy' leaves ABC Learning investors reeling
ABC Online - Greg Hoy - August 27, 2008

Until six months ago, the world's biggest child care operator, ABC Learning, looked like one of Australia's great corporate success stories...

ABC Learning shares continue to plummet
ABC TV 7.30 Report - Greg Hoy - August 26, 2008

The world's biggest child care operator, ABC learning, was once hailed as an Australian corporate success story. But after a spectacular slump...

Children afraid to be left home alone
NEWS.com.au - Sue Dunlevy - August 26, 2008

Many are using local libraries as childcare centres. The Network of Community Activities, which represents out-of-school hours services interviewed children...

Tight budgets forcing mothers back to work
Daily Telegraph - Bruce McDougall and Vikki Campion - August 26, 2008

Grandparents have become the new childcare as the soaring cost of looking after the children increasingly becomes prohibitive. Mother-of-two Catherine...

ABC Learning shares suspended
NEWS.com.au - August 26, 2008

SHARES in struggling childcare operator ABC Learning Centres were voluntarily suspended yesterday as the company raced to complete its full-year result...

More teacher scrutiny from watchdog
NEWS.com.au - Carly Crawford - August 23, 2008

Education Minister Bronwyn Pike said yesterday the VIT's scope could be expanded to cover childcare workers and student teachers...

ABC rethinks more results
Sydney Morning Herald - Vanda Carson and Colin Kruger - August 22, 2008

THE embattled child-care group ABC Learning could be facing further revisions of past earnings on the eve of its full-year result, after last night suspending its shares from trading...

Childcare worker who rubbed dirty nappy in tot's face walks free
Courier Mail - Tony Keim - August 21, 2008

A FORMER childcare worker who admitted to rubbing a soiled nappy in the face of a mute, disabled boy in her care will be allowed to work with children again...

Quality Consultations Speech by Maxine McKew
eGov monitor - Maxine McKew - August 19, 2008

"For many years, when people have talked about child care and early learning, the focus of public debate has been on accessibility and affordability"...

Creche expectations
Sydney Morning Herald - Sacha Molitorisz - August 13, 2008

But for sheer mind-bending inscrutability, the topic of child care trumps them all. At what age should kids go into care? What are the benefits of the various types...