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...

ABC Learning Centres no closer to filing
Melbourne Herald Sun - Kerrie Sinclair - September 09, 2008

ABC spokesman Andrew Barber yesterday said the company had not set a time for the release of its results and could not comment on the process involved in finalising...

SA childcare centres are under investigation
Adelaidenow - Lauren Novak - September 8, 2008

CHILDCARE centres in South Australia are being investigated over staff ratios, unexplained injuries to children and staff using physical force and bad language...

Morris hits at 'brutal' babycare books
The Observer (UK) - Amelia Hill - September 7, 2008

Babies are for nurturing, not breaking in, insists Naked Ape author in a new guide to parenting. Too many help books for parents advocated 'unnatural' and 'brutal' childcare techniques...

Think tank: Mums need help to stay at home
The Sunday Times (UK) - Iain Duncan Smith - September 7, 2008

Professor Margot Sunderland, a child mental health expert on the commission, unambiguously stated that the quality of childcare has lifelong consequences...

Give new mums a year's leave
Sunday Telegraph - Elissa Lawrence - September 7, 2008

Psychologist and best-selling author Steve Biddulph, an advocate of no childcare at all for children under one... national paid maternity scheme of at least 12 months...