Public housing block to make way for 400 units, childcare centre and medical facility
The Canberra Times - Dan Jervis-Bardy - April 16, 2019

The former Stuart Flats public housing complex would be redeveloped with more than 400 apartments, a childcare centre and medical facility under a proposed $300 million transformation of the prime inner-south site...

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Kate Washington, joins calls to save Eungai Preschool
Guardian News - April 15, 2019

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Kate Washington, has joined calls from parents on the Mid North Coast to save their local preschool. "The preschool is in a funding standoff with the Department of Education," Ms Washington said...

Only 10 per cent of Australians think kids need the flu vaccine
SBS News - Abby Dinham - April 15, 2019

Despite a high rate of flu cases already this year, new research shows the majority of Australians aren’t planning to get a flu shot and only 10 per cent think children should get the jab... prompting experts to call for more kids across the country to get vaccinated...

Stella's skill and passion rewarded
The West Australian - Jakeb Waddell, Broome Advertiser - April 15, 2019

Local childcare worker Stella Hunter never believed in using her disabilities as an excuse for not achieving her goals but she never dreamt her passion would be rewarded in front of the entire State. The 19-year-old was the recent recipient of a Traineeship Achiever Award...

Palaszczuk Government delivers $375,000 boost for multicultural projects
Mirage News - Robert Alfeldi - April 15, 2019

Twelve community organisations across the State will receive a share of more than $375,000 ... Projects to receive funding include Creche and Kindergarten Association’s ‘Building Community Leaders in Biloela’, aimed at improving employment opportunities in the child care sector...

'Really worried': big drop in vulnerable families using childcare
The Sydney Morning Herald - Jordan Baker - April 15, 2019

Childcare workers are worried about a huge drop in the number of vulnerable families claiming subsidies for the cost of care, fearing red tape and tougher eligibility criteria are forcing them to withdraw their kids. The childcare subsidy system changed in July last year...

3 industrial small-cap stocks that represent value
Switzer Daily - Tim Boreham - April 15, 2019

Our quest for untapped value starts with Mayfield Childcare (MFD, 92c) shares, tumbled 20% since going ex dividend on March 5. But the 22c decline – since partially recovered - well exceeded the 8.97c a per share payout. The smallest of the three listed childcare operators...

Sydney council considers opening up its second 24-hour childcare centre so parents who work night shifts have somewhere to leave their kids
Daily Mail Australia - Jon Talbot - April 14, 2019

A Sydney council is looking at opening the city's second 24-hour childcare centre for parents working night shifts to leave their children. A consultation process has been started by Georges River Council asking local resident their views on the potential project...

Early childhood study shows more children starting school later
Western Advocate - Xanthe Gregory - April 14, 2019

BATHURST parents are on trend with a new report that found one-in-four children in NSW are now starting school later. According to the Univeristy of NSW-led study, children living in regional and more affluent areas were more likely to have a delayed start to primary school...

'There is mistrust': SCEGGS Darlinghurst under fire for plan to demolish heritage building
The Sydney Morning Herald - Andrew Taylor - April 14, 2019

An elite Sydney girls’ school plans to bulldoze a heritage-listed building as part of a multi-million dollar development proposal for new facilities that may house a swimming pool and childcare centre. Jenny Allum, the principal of SCEGGS Darlinghurst, said Wilkinson House was outdated and not suitable for school use...

'He just wanted a nap, look at that little face!' Venomous snake is found inside a childcare centre just metres from sleeping children
Daily Mail Australia - Brett Lackey - April 14, 2019

Children at a childcare centre in Queensland had a close call on Thursday when a dangerous snake was discovered metres from where they were sleeping. Staff spotted the unwelcome visitor and quickly notified local snake catchers who arrived and removed the venomous reptile safely...

The parties and their policies
The Australian - April 13, 2019

Coalition: A child care subsidy introduced under the Coalition is expected to make childcare more affordable... Labour: Labor has pledged to match the Coalition’s Gonski 2.0 schools funding and invest an extra $14 billion over a decade... Greens: Extra $20.5 billion to public schools over the next decade...

Study finds South Australian teachers prefer pupils who can behave so they are “teachable”
The Advertiser - Tim Williams - April 13, 2019

Parents are concentrating on literacy when preparing their children to start school but South Australian teachers just want them to be able to behave and control their emotions so are they “teachable”, a study has found. Charles Darwin University researcher Amy Graham says ...

Office strata deals are the hot ticket in town
The Age - Carolyn Cummins - April 13, 2019

Office strata assets are moving back into the spotlight as investors prefer to buy rather than pay high city rents... Colliers International are currently marketing Part Level 14, 85-91 Liverpool Street, Sydney. The rooftop strata property has a long lease with the World Tower Childcare centre...

Martin announces nearly $7 million in grants for projects on King Island
The Advocate - Meg Powell - April 13, 2019

The federal government has delivered nearly $7 million in grants to King Island. Senator Steve Martin announced the funding during a visit on Friday... Upgrades to the Early Childhood Education and Care Facility will be funded by a $650,000 grant...