No heat on ABC over childcare fees
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 24, 2008

AUSTRALIA'S biggest childcare group ABC Learning has escaped criticism from the Rudd Government, despite hiking its fees by an average of 11 per cent from next week...

ABC Learning lifts childcare fees
NEWS.com.au - June 23, 2008

ABC Learning Centres says it will raise daily childcare fees by an average of 11 per cent across its centres in Australia...

Gilliard launches childcare skills push
ABC Online - June 20, 2008

The Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gilliard has launched a new union campaign aimed at addressing a skills crisis in early childhood education...

Call to train up childcare workers
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 20, 2008

CHILDCARE workers should be trained up, rather than teachers brought in, to deliver on the Rudd Government's promise of 15 hours a week of preschool...

Means testing needs rethink
The Australian - Dennis Shanahan - June 20, 2008

By definition people using child care are double-income families and those on higher incomes are able to afford the outlay for child care before receiving...

ABC Learning faces ACCC legal action
ABC Online - Peter Ryan - June 19, 2008

The competition watchdog has launched legal proceedings against the embattled child care operator ABC Learning Centres. Australian Competition and Consumer...

Childcare site fails the test
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - June 18, 2008

Childcare advocates also warn there's a possibility the register could see childcare costs go up, not down...

Increased fees for childcare
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia

SOARING childcare fees are one more financial slug for Wantirna working mum Monika amid rising costs for everything from petrol to food...

Childcare fees to be published online
NEWS.com.au - June 17, 2008

FIRST it was FuelWatch, then GroceryWatch, now the Rudd Government plans to hit childcare centres that overcharge with ChildcareWatch...

If only childcare was simple
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - June 17, 2008

IF your child is settled into a childcare centre with a gang of friends and a respected carer would you undermine their security by moving to a cheaper centre?...

Federal Government introducing ChildcareWatch
Melbourne Herald Sun - Peter Jean - June 17, 2008

FIRST there was GroceryWatch, then FuelWatch and now the Federal Government is introducing ChildcareWatch...

Childcare centres to be rated on quality
Courier Mail - Michael Madigan - June 17, 2008

By Michael Madigan THE nation's 9000 childcare centres will soon be given a rating and forced to make their fees public in a radical overhaul of the system...

Website to expose dearest child care
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - June 17, 2008

CHILD-CARE centres could be forced to display their fees on a government website in a name-and-shame attempt to keep prices low similar to the controversial...

Childcare fees to rise by up to 30pc despite restraint plea
NEWS.com.au - Angela Saurine - June 16, 2008

FAMILIES across Sydney will be hit with rises in childcare fees of up to 30 per cent next month despite government calls for fee restraint...

Kinder's push on security
Herald Sun - Shannon Deery - June 15, 2008

A CHILDCARE centre will install fingerprint-scanning technology this week amid fears of heightened threats to children's safety...