McKew wants schools open for holidays
The Australian - Samantha Maiden - April 17, 2008

The Parliamentary Secretary for Childcare, charged by Kevin Rudd with reforming early childhood services, said today she wanted to spark anational debate...

Gillard flags childcare tax rebate increase
ABC Online - April 17, 2008

Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard says it will be possible to have both private and publicly funded services in the one-stop childcare centres proposed by...

SA bid to lead childcare reform
ABC Online - April 17, 2008

The South Australian Government will nominate itself to lead the nation in childcare reform when education ministers meet in Melbourne today...

Commercialising child care is 'flawed'
The Age - April 17, 2008

Community Child Care Association executive director Barbara Romeril said Mr Rudd's belief that involving the private sector would make services better was...

PM's 2020 pledge for every child
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - April 17, 2008

EVERY child under five will have access to a cheap one-stop centre providing childcare, preschool and health services under a 12-year plan that Kevin Rudd...

Universal child care to age 5
The Age - Michelle Grattan, Misha Schubert and Katharine Murphy - April 17, 2008

ALL Australian parents would have access to low-cost child care and welfare services under a proposal Kevin Rudd will take to his 2020 ideas summit...

Upbeat Eddy Groves sells off the Bullets after nine years
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - April 17, 2008

The sale comes amid trouble at childcare chain ABC Learning Centres, where Mr Groves is chief executive officer. ABC shares have plunged heavily...

Fruit cops a serve
Melbourne Herald Sun - Holly Ife - April 15, 2008

A British survey of childcare centre menus found most were serving inadequate portions and only 30 per cent were providing meals with enough kilojoules...

Kinder children face new reports
The Age - Deborah Gough - April 13, 2008

PARENTS of kindergarten graduates will receive a statement to take to their child's school showing their child's interests, abilities and learning problems...

Toddler drowns at day care
Daily Telegraph - Ellen Connolly and Katherine Danks - April 13, 2008

A TODDLER has drowned while under the supervision of day-care workers during an outing at a park on the NSW Far North...

Childcare centres fail safety standards
NEWS.com.au - Linda Silmalis - April 13 2008

HUNDREDS of NSW childcare centres are failing to meet safety standards, with inspectors uncovering nails in sandpits, unlocked poisons cupboards and not enough staff...

Eddy Groves gets used to life in the slow lane
NEWS.com.au - Paul Weston - April 13, 2008

EMBATTLED childcare tycoon Eddy Groves says his life is "a whole new ballgame", with his focus on family rather than the fast lane...

Fruit and veg diet 'danger for toddlers'
The Observer (UK) - Amelia Hill - April 13 2008

Nutritionists say too much fibre and too little fat on nursery menus can lead to stunted growth...

Women paying to go to work
Daily Telegraph - Sharon Labi - April 13, 2008

CHILD care has become so expensive that most people say returning to work is a waste of time. Centres where demand outstrips supply regularly...

Childcare can cost more than earnings
NEWS.com.au - Susie O'Brien - April 12, 2008

A THIRD of parents spend more on child care than they earn, a survey has found. And 15 per cent pay more than $80 a day for centre-based...