Early childhood ABC centres targeted for closure: LHMU
ABC Online - December 1, 2008

The union representing childcare workers says it believes several ABC Learning centres have been targeted for closure because they cater for very young children...

Parental leave no panacea to boost women in workforce: managers
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - December 01, 2008

Only a third of executives believe a compulsory paid maternity leave scheme would encourage women to join or return to the workforce. In fact, paid parental leave ranked...

ABC receivers to spell out child-care viability
The Age - Colin Kruger - December 1, 2008

ABC Learning's receivers are expected to whittle down the list of unviable child-care centres this Wednesday from the 386 that were named as "under review" last week...

ABC's landlord rescue talks to rivals
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 01, 2008

Listed property trust Austock - which owns one in four of the childcare centres occupied by ABC Learning - is already negotiating with potential new managers for its properties to prevent them closing...

Child-care centre in court over strangling
Sydney Morning Herald - Kate McClymont - December 1, 2008

THE child-care operator CFK Childcare Centres is being prosecuted after an investigation into the accidental strangulation of a three-year-old at its Brookvale...

Two year wait for child care after ABC learning collapse
Daily Telegraph - November 30, 2008

DOZENS of childcare centres have already closed their books for next year and warned parents affected by the collapse of ABC Learning they have no hope of getting a place...

Secret social lives of babies
Daily Telegraph - Sharon Labi - November 30, 2008

The ground-breaking research by psychologist Professor Ben Bradley, at Charles Sturt University, could revolutionise the way child-care centres are set up...

Time to let the watchdog bark
The Age - Alan Fels & Fred Brenchley - November 29, 2008

"I'VE spent a lot of time thinking how did we get to this?" Education Minister Julia Gillard reflected recently on the collapse of child-care providers ABC Learning and CFK, both liberally funded with taxpayer...

Another blow to child care
Courier Mail - Mitch Gaynor - November 29, 2008

DEVELOPERS have shelved dozens of planned daycare projects in 2008, prompting warnings that parents may struggle to find places for their children towards...

Parents pay $23,000 a year for top-class child care
Herald Sun - Kamahl Cogdon - November 29, 2008

VICTORIA'S most expensive childcare centres are charging more than elite private schools. Parents are billed almost $23,000 a year...

It takes a village
Business Spectator - Robert Gottliebsen - November 28, 2008

Large numbers of community groups will now be looking into the possibility of operating former ABC Learning Centres. If they get it right the whole community will benefit...

Frantic hunt for places as childcare crisis worsens
Daily Telegraph - Brooke Newstead - November 28, 2008

PARENTS hoping to avoid a scramble caused by closure of ABC childcare centres have started relocating their children to new care providers...

ABC child-care crisis hits Defence
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger and Stephanie Peatling - November 28, 2008

THE Department of Defence was ABC Learning's single biggest customer and the 41 Defence child-care centres are under a cloud - all are on the list...

More child-care aid requested
The Age - Dan Harrison - November 28, 2008

The receiver of NSW-based CFK Childcare, Max Donnelly of Ferrier Hodgson, yesterday said he had submitted a funding request to the Government to keep the...

YMCA makes play for ABC Learning child centres
Herald Sun - Ben Packham - November 28, 2008

THE YMCA has launched a bid to take over about 100 ABC Learning Centres, including 50 in Victoria. The not-for-profit agency, which operates 550 childcare...