Childcare price rises 'normal business practice'
ABC Online - June 4, 2008

The industry body for child care providers says parents should not panic about the prospect of price increases to childcare from July 1...

Govt won't tolerate unfair childcare fees: Gillard
ABC Online - June 3, 2008

Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard has again warned that the Government will deal with childcare operators which unfairly raise their fees...

Childcare fee hikes negate rebate
NEWS.com.au - Sue Dunlevy - June 3, 2008

CHILDCARE fees are to rise by up to 6 per cent or $4.20 a day from July 1 - eroding the rise in Government childcare subsidies to take effect...

Rebate may foster childcare hikes
The Australian - Stephen Lunn and Patricia Karvelas - June 03, 2008

PARENTS can expect a hike in their weekly childcare bill from July 1, regardless of whether theirkids are in private or community care...

Father finds daughter, 1, alone in locked-up centre
Sydney Morning Herald - Paul Bibby - June 3, 2008

WHEN the father of one-year-old Ankita arrived at the Scribbles and Giggles child-care centre to pick her up last Monday, he found the doors and windows...

NSW to get 10500 more preschool places
The Age - June 2, 2008

The NSW government will provide funding in the 2008/09 state budget to allow an additional 10500 children to go to preschool for two days a week...

In the beginning
The Age - Elisabeth Tarica - June 2, 2008

Four, five, six or seven? Many parents face a dilemma in deciding when to send their children to school...

Call for more recognition of child care on-the-job training
ABC Regional Online - June 2, 2008

The child care industry is calling on governments to adopt a more realistic approach to training workers in the industry. Childcare Queensland held its ...

Expert calls for 18 months of maternity pay
Advertiser Adelaide - Miles Kemp - May 30, 2008

Dr Mustard said he had costed the maternity scheme, which would give women 80 per cent of their salary so they could stay home with their child for the "crucial" first 18 months of life...

Criticism down for SA preschool plan
ABC Online - May 30, 2008

A South Australian independent child care association has criticised the State Government's plan to offer preschool in child care centres...

Preschool on offer through child care
ABC Online - May 30, 2008

Children will be offered preschool services while still in child care under a South Australian Government plan. Children's Services Minister Jane...

Childcare help boosted by new government measures
Courier Mail - May 29, 2008

Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard said child care was now an integral part of family life, with more than 700000 households using it...

Anger on childcare cash
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - May 29, 2008

Childcare advocates fear Labor will not live up to election promises to deliver 65 new long day care centres in Victoria and take 25000 children off waiting...

PM launches Skills Australia board
Sydney Morning Herald - May 28, 2008

"They (the childcare centre) are looking for ... three new childcare workers, if they could get them," Ms Gillard told reporters...

Budget fudged childcare funding
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - May 26, 2008

WAYNE Swan's budget deliberately overstated the amount of money the Government allocated to build 38 childcare centres, childcare advocates say...