It's dear to raise children here
Melbourne Herald Sun - Hannah Davies - June 15, 2008

The amount takes into account the prices of food, shelter, clothing, childcare and education, and is based on what researchers deemed an "adequate living standard"...

Give us a break, demand mothers
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - June 14, 2008

Paid maternity leave may be just around the corner, but a war of words continues on who should pay, and how much...

Studying parents to recieve childcare support
ABC Online - June 14, 2008

The Federal Government says it is honouring its election commitment to increase childcare assistance to parents who are studying...

Gillard tight-lipped on childcare fee tactics
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 12, 2008

JULIA Gillard continues to promise a crackdown on childcare providers who unreasonably raise fees from July 1 in the wake of higher rebates flowing...

State's childcare workers the nation's "least experienced"
Courier Mail - Emma Chalmers - June 11, 2008

One major childcare provider yesterday warned the sector was in "crisis", and there were fears the Federal Government's plans to fund an extra 260 childcare...

ABC childcare centres lift fees
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - June 11, 2008

FEES at 1200 ABC Learning childcare centres will rise by up to 10 per cent on July 1, costing parents an extra $5.50 a day...

ABC resorts to placement
Sydney Morning Herald - Danny John - June 11, 2008

TROUBLED child care centre operator ABC Learning Centres has instituted a drastic overhaul of its Australian business, yesterday disclosing a further share...

ABC Learning raises $82.2m, shares fall
NEWS.com.au - June 10, 2008

ABC Learning Centres Ltd has raised $82.2 million from a placement of shares with two private equity outfits. The company said it placed 71.5 million new...

New push for foreign childcare workers
NEWS.com.au - Clinton Porteous - June 10, 2008

A NEW push has begun to force the Federal Government to open the gates to foreign childcare workers to combat severe staff shortages...

Access To Early Childhood Education For Tasmania
Tasmanian Government Communications Unit - June 9, 2008

The Rudd Government will increase Tasmania’s substantial investment in early childhood education by $400 000 over the next year...

Boost to early education
The Canberra Times - Emily Sherlock - June 8, 2008

Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education and Child Care Maxine McKew said provision of the funds, which will be provided over the next year...

Childcare company slashes profit predictions, again
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - June 07, 2008

STRUGGLING childcare operation Early Learning Services listed on the stockmarket six months ago but has now cut profit forecasts twice...

Maternity leave: the mother of all problems
The Age - Ben Schneiders - June 7, 2008

...access to paid maternity leave in Australia is linked closely to work status - typically the more insecure and poorly paid one's work, the less likely one is to get it...

Potential childcare disaster looms large
Courier Mail - Clinton Porteous - June 06, 2008

AT MANY childcare centres around the nation the staff are a multicultural mix where English is sometimes the second language...

Childcare robots
Scenta.co.uk - June 5, 2007

Japanese giants Sony and NEC are developing robots that may perform childcare services. Robots such as Sony’s Qrio and NEC’s PaPeRo...