Investors will finally know the state of the group
The Australian - Tim Boreham - September 29, 2008

DON'T bet your children on it, but within the next two days ABC Learning investors should finally be told about the real extent of red ink flowing from the embattled childcare group...

Mums return to work too soon
NEWS.com.au - Sue Dunlevy and Renee Viellaris - September 29, 2008

A national survey of Australian families conducted for the Government has found 8 per cent of the nation's mothers went back to work one month after the birth of their babies...

A small smack is not child abuse
NEWS.com.au - Robyn Riley - September 28, 2008

BRINGING up balanced children is getting more difficult because of the push for parenting to be so politically correct...

Not all children are created equal
The Sunday Times (UK) - Charles Murray - September 28, 2008

Both left and right say every child can excel academically. Nonsense, says a leading social analyst, that’s like thinking we can all be gymnasts...

Fiona Stanley says 1 in 5 unfit to be parents
NEWS.com.au - Evonne Barry - September 28, 2008

She says they either lack the means or the life skills to raise children or cannot devote enough time to their kids because of excessive work commitments...

Consulting group takes on policy
The Australian - Lenore Taylor - September 25, 2008

..the Government had also asked Boston Consulting to develop the new Australian national early childhood development strategy...

Shareholders hit ABC with $100m lawsuit
The Australian - Natasha Bita - September 24, 2008

ABC Learning is facing a $100million class action from furious shareholders as it prepares to restate its financial accounts for the past two years...

Childcare centres caught underpaying staff
Courier Mail - James O'Loan - September 24, 2008

THE public has the right to question 26 'trusted' Queensland childcare centres caught underpaying valuable staff, the childcare sector union says...

Childcare lists too long - so children miss out
Adelaidenow - Tory Shepherd - September 24, 2008

SOME children will "never get in" to child care because of "huge" waiting lists, Community Children's Centres SA says. Spokeswoman Penny Thompson...

UK's Brown urges party to stick with him
ABC Online - Emma Alberici - September 24, 2008

Mr Brown promised free child care for all two to four-year-olds and said his Government would eradicate child poverty. He said the Conservative Party...

Childcare costs keep single mum at home on pension
The Australian - Padraic Murphy - September 24, 2008

"What's going to stop me getting back in the workforce is trouble getting care for my kids. There's plenty of jobs out there...

WA childcare workers underpaid
ABC Online - September 23, 2008

About 90 West Australian child care workers will be reimbursed $35,000 after random audits found they were being underpaid...

Side benefit of having three children
The Australian - Verity Edwards - September 23, 2008

The Gerlachs are among a record 42 per cent of families who receive more in benefits from the government than they pay in income tax...

Cheers turn to jeers as Brown's ovation dies
Sydney Morning Herald - Paola Totaro - September 22, 2008

£1 billion program to provide free nursery places for all British two-year-olds. At present, only three- and four-year-olds receive up to 15 hours of free child care a week...

Ear infections soaring in day care
Courier Mail - Suellen Hinde - September 21, 2008

EAR infections are rampant among Australian children attending day care centres who are developing a resistance to antibiotics, medical experts say...