Operator C&K plans to cut nursery ratios next year
Courier Mail - Tanya Chilcott - September 06, 2008

CHILD care is set for a shakeup with operator C&K saying it will cut ratios in its nurseries next year to one carer for every three babies...

How the numbers stacked up in ABC's labyrinthine structure
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - September 6, 2008

The transactions took place through a labyrinthine structure of companies that benefited significantly from ABC's huge outlay on new child-care centres...

End of a fairytale
Sydney Morning Herald - September 6, 2008

The rise of Eddy Groves to the big league was meteoric - and his fall has been just as swift and spectacular. "I like to have a punt - blackjack...

Clients pin hopes on loan return
The Age - Eric Johnston and Ian McIlwraith - September 6, 2008

Among those that owe the most to Primebroker are Queensland-based child-care centre developer Doug Lomas and his Adelaide-based child-care company Local Kids...

ABC Learning investigated by ASIC
Smart Company - Patrick Stafford - September 5, 2008

Troubled childcare group ABC Learning Centres is being investigated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for possible breaches...

Eddy Groves’s embarrassing audit mess: Kohler
Smart Company - Alan Kohler - September 4, 2008

With ABC's share price having collapsed from $5 to 54 cents this year, and questions being raised about the company's solvency, Long's decision was the last thing Eddy needed...

Territory care system has 'serious flaws'
The Australian - Stuart Rintoul - September 4, 2008

ONE year after the intervention, the Northern Territory still has the least responsive child care system in the nation despite widespread and entrenched...

Expert backs parental, professional care
The West Australian - September 3, 2008

Keeping children out of care could compromise educational development as school curriculum is designed for youngsters with prior knowledge, an academic says...

Parents can't care more
Courier Mail - Karen Brooks - September 03, 2008

The reasons for care are as diverse as the children and facilities themselves, and we may not all agree with them, but wouldn't it be nicer if we erred on the side of lending support...

Pay mums for two years to stay at home
The Australian - Sue Dunlevy - September 03, 2008

MOTHERS should be paid to stay at home with their child for the first two years or their baby's brain won't develop properly...

Fed up with the daily dishes of mum guilt
Daily Telegraph - Naomi Toy - September 03, 2008

Raise the issue of childcare and those guilt bombs will start flying thick and fast landing at the feet of mothers - working or otherwise. And sadly many of those lobbing them are other women...

ABC Learning axe to fall on part-time workers
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - September 3, 2008

STRUGGLING childcare group ABC Learning is planning to slash its part-time workforce by 1000 or more in an effort to save up to $26 million each year and...

ABC sells $190m slice to stay afloat
The Age - Colin Kruger - September 3, 2008

But even if the company isn't forced into further sales, there are doubts about the viability of its Australian child-care business and whether the company...

Govt to boost childcare workforce
The West Australian - 2nd September 2008

Parliamentary Secretary for Child Care Maxine McKew says a number of measures are under consideration, including increasing the number of workers...

P-plates for child centres
Sydney Morning Herald - Phillip Hudson - September 2, 2008

ALL new child-care centres would be put on "P-plates" for up to two years and the number of babies looked after by any one carer may be reduced from five to...