ABC completes US stake sell-off
The Australian - Susan Murdoch - June 27, 2008

CHILDCARE operator ABC Learning Centres has completed the sale of a 60 per cent stake in its US business to Morgan Stanley Private Equity, a move that sent...

Rural childcare hampered by staffing
ABC Online - June 26, 2008

Barry Elvish, from creche provider C and K, says one of the main problems in setting up centres is staffing...

Retaliation won't cut childcare costs
The Australian - David Moore - June 26, 2008

WHEN should governments use taxpayer-subsidised enterprises to compete with existing private and not-for-profit providers? To address market dysfunction, according to...

ABC Learning Centres gets UK rescue bids
NEWS.com.au - Charles Miranda - June 26, 2008

CRISIS-HIT ABC Learning Centres could be thrown a $300 million lifeline with six bids from rival childcare centres and equity firms in Britain to buy out the British...

Childcare centre approved for Parliament House
ABC Online - June 25, 2008

A long running campaign to establish child care facilities at Parliament House in Canberra has finally been won with Federal MPs formally approving a small...

Rudd goes easy on ABC's 11pc childcare fee hike
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 25, 2008

KEVIN Rudd was yesterday offered a walk-up start to criticise Australia's biggest childcare group, ABC Learning, for jacking up fees by an average 11 per...

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...