Fees to rise in shake-up of childcare
The Sunday Times (UK) - Robert Watts - August 31, 2008

Families will be hit by increased childcare costs under government plans to “professionalise” nursery staff. In an attempt to give children from poor...

Mem Fox slammed for childcare comments
The Australian - August 31, 2008

LEADING children's author Mem Fox has drawn criticism from working mothers but qualified support from family groups for likening childcare for very young...

Mem Fox blasts full time child care for babies
Melbourne Herald Sun - Elissa Lawrence - August 31, 2008

PUTTING babies into child care is a form of child abuse, children's author Mem Fox has claimed. Ms Fox, author of Possum Magic, said she believed that...

Job-shedding ABC Learning faces huge write-down
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - August 30, 2008

The company has also started a round of new part-time staff cutbacks amid fears the group may be forced into hundreds of millions of dollars in write-downs...

ABC Learning Centres draws a line in sandpit
Melbourne Herald Sun - Anthony Marx - August 30, 2008

A DEFIANT Eddy Groves yesterday hosed down speculation that his stricken ABC Learning Centres would collapse or that he would step down as chief executive...

ABC Learning Centres will survive: Eddy Groves
The Australian - Susan Murdoch - August 29, 2008

EDDY Groves, the CEO of embattled ABC Learning Centres, said today he's "very confident" the child care operator would survive. Shares in ABC Learning...

ABC Learning won''t release results today
The Australian - August 29, 2008

The child care provider confirmed it would not comply with securities exchange listing rules requiring it to release its results by a certain deadline...

Fears grow of ABC Learning collapse
NEWS.com.au - Anthony Marx - August 29, 2008

SPECULATION continues to grow that childcare chain ABC Learning is poised to collapse, but parents have been urged not to panic...

Shake-up looms for childcare funding
DutchNews.nl (Netherlands) - August 29, 2008

The entire Dutch pre-school childcare system is to be overhauled to cut costs and encourage more women to work, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday...

Study predicts long-term benefits of preschool learning
The Guardian (UK) - James Randerson - August 28, 2008

Children who receive a rich variety of home learning before they start school achieve measurably better results in maths tests at age 10, according to a...

Children: those things other people look after
The Times (UK) - Camilla Cavendish - August 28, 2008

How on earth has it become normal, in one generation, to farm out children to a succession of poorly paid helpers?...

Australian Education Trust distances itself from ABC
The Australian - Bryan Frith - August 28, 2008

AEU, formerly Peppercorn Trust, owns close to 400 childcare centres of which ABC is almost universally the major tenant. It acted after the price of its...

Eddy Groves faces mounting pressure to step down
Courier Mail - Anthony Marx - August 28, 2008

EDDY Groves faces mounting pressure to step down as chief executive of ABC Learning Centres if the annual results are even worse than expected...

Children losing out as study finds 40% of daycare is not good enough
The Guardian (UK) - Polly Curtis - August 27, 2008

Many parents are missing out on the best daycare for their children because only 3% of providers are judged to be outstanding and 40% rate just satisfactory...

'Fast Eddy' leaves ABC Learning investors reeling
ABC Online - Greg Hoy - August 27, 2008

Until six months ago, the world's biggest child care operator, ABC Learning, looked like one of Australia's great corporate success stories...