Offers due for ABC childcare centres
The Age - Julian Drape - February 25, 2009

Binding offers for 241 failed ABC Learning childcare centres are due on Wednesday, but a key government official has refused to say if he thinks they will all be sold...

Local govt should take over child care: unions
Brisbane Times - February 23, 2009

CANBERRA - Local government should become responsible for child care following the collapse of the nation's biggest private operator, a union that covers...

Further 700 preschool places for Hunter tots
Newcastle Herald - Gabriel Wingate-Pearse - February 23, 2009

CLOSE to 700 new preschool places have been allocated to the Hunter Region, an increase of more than one-third on the existing 2000 places...

Preschool priced out of play
Sydney Morning Herald - Danielle Teutsch - February 22, 2009

NSW preschools are facing a funding crisis that may lead to mass closures or fee hikes in the next few years...

43 former ABC Childcare centres hit the market
Business Spectator - February 20, 2009

By a staff reporter A commercial property services firm is offering 43 former ABC Learning childcare centres to the market following the group's collapse...

ABC collapse forces Funtastic to change
The Australian - Blair Speedy - February 20, 2009

TOY wholesaler Funtastic has revealed plans to restructure its operations after the collapse of major customer ABC Learning slashed $63.5 million from its balance sheet...

Carers not surprised by protection crisis
ABC Online - February 20, 2009

A former rostered child care worker is not surprised by the large numbers of compensation claims due to stress within the child protection sector...

Baby boom to bust & parents learn the hard way
Sydney Morning Herald - Heath Gilmore - February 19, 2009

KINDERGARTEN numbers are hitting levels unseen for a generation as cash-strapped parents seek relief from high child-care fees. The collapse of ABC Learning and a baby boom...

Child protection facing crisis
ABC Online - February 19, 2009

Tasmania's head of child protection admits there are serious problems with out of home child care in the state. The Director of Child Protection Services...

Free child care for Victorian bushfire victims
Herald Sun - Cheryl Critchley - February 18, 2009

FIRE-affected families have been offered free child care so they can organise their affairs. Victorian Child Care Centres have found 1185 new places for the...

Call for binding offers on ABC centres
The Age - Dan Harrison - February 16, 2009

ALMOST 400 parties have been invited to lodge binding offers for ABC Learning centres that were deemed unviable under the collapsed child-care giant's business model...

Families fear child care closure
ABC News - February 12, 2009

Up to 1000 Newcastle families are on edge, due to fears their child care provider could be forced to close, after failing its accreditation...

Children do less well with granny than in a nursery, study finds
The Times (UK) - Rosemary Bennett - February 10, 2009

Children looked after by grandparents while their mothers are at work would be better off in nurseries or with childminders, according to a new study...

Childcare locations rethink
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - February 09, 2009

THE Rudd Government will reconsider where to build some of its 38 new childcare centres following the collapse of the ABC Learning childcare giant...

A Senate inquiry has been told of ABC Learning's bullying tactics
The Australian - Natasha Bita - February 06, 2009

COLLAPSED childcare corporation ABC Learning expanded its empire by bullying smaller daycare operators into selling up, a Senate inquiry has been told...