Paid parental leave a better investment than child-care: expert
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - July 15, 2008

A WELL-PAID maternity leave scheme of at least one year would be best for children's development, much better than a system that forced mothers back to work...

They don't have to f%*k you up
The Guardian (UK) - Wendy Berliner - July 15, 2008

The study has proved that high-quality preschool can ameliorate the effects of social disadvantage and break the cycle of deprivation, but it needs to be...

New action to protect children with allergic reactions
ABC Online - July 14, 2008

New laws enforcing safety standards to deal with life-threatening allergies comes into force in Victorian schools and children's centres today...

Boy's face 'rubbed in faeces' at childcare
NEWS.com.au - Alex Dickinson - July 14, 2008

A FORMER Ipswich childcare worker has been charged by police for allegedly rubbing a dirty nappy in the face of a four-year-old autistic boy who cannot talk...

Finding could cause long-term pain for ABC
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - July 10, 2008

A SUCCESSFUL competition watchdog lawsuit against ABC Learning Centres could potentially cause long-term problems for the childcare operator...

FOR KIDS: Girls are cool for school
Science News - Jennifer Cutraro - July 7, 2008

According to a new study, preschool boys perform better on tests that measure learning and other important skills when they are in classes that have more girls than boys...

Child care may lead to unwanted weight gain in infants
Washington Post - Steven Reinberg - July 7, 2008

"The current study suggests this risk is greater among children sent to child care early than among children kept under parental supervision," said Dr...

Parents going it alone
Melbourne Herald Sun - Fay Burstin - July 07, 2008

The study found only 5 per cent of families said they used parent-only care because they couldn't afford or access quality child care...

Better than nothing
Courier Mail - Laurie Oakes - July 05, 2008

Increased childcare fees - taking into account the 50 per cent childcare tax rebate - have added another $11.70 a week, Treasury says...

Shot in the arm for ABC Learning as Groves...
The Australian - Tim Boreham - July 03, 2008

UBS analyst Dan Hurren said the share response could be seen as a vote of faith in the duo's ability to run childcare centres. "There's so much going in...

ABC founder in salary-sacrifice deal
The Age - Vanda Carson - July 2, 2008

THE founder of child-care group ABC Learning Centres has moved to restore his grip on the company he almost lost, through a deal to buy back as much as 1.5%...

No control over child-care fees: Swan
Sydney Morning Herald - July 1, 2008

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan admits the government can't stop child-care providers swallowing up increased subsidies by increasing their fees...

Maxine McKew: Building a foundation in quality childcare
Daily Telegraph - Maxine McKew - July 1, 2008

AT THE Jenny Wren Childcare and Early Learning Centre in Canberra the mums talk about the "Effie" factor. As one of them said to me during a...

Troubled children a myth
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - June 30, 2008

Children are just as well-adjusted as their counterparts of 20 years ago and, if anything, better behaved and less anxious...

Parent-only care mostly means mother-only care
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 30, 2008

MORE working parents are looking to get by without formal childcare for their infants, but mothers almost always shoulder the extra burden...