More support for baby-making - report
Melbourne Herald Sun - Tamara McLean - February 26, 2008

... that economic concerns, job insecurity, fluctuating house prices and difficulties accessing child care were key drivers for keeping the birth rate down...

Children abused, lost while in day care
NEWS.com.au - Peter Mickelburough - February 26, 2008

CHILDREN have been abused, battered and abandoned in childcare centres across Victoria. A Herald Sun investigation found more than 53 children and babies have been mistreated or lost in three years...

Sharing is not caring with child care
Melbourne Herald Sun - Peter Mickelburough - February 26, 2008

AS a mother of a child in care and a childcare worker, Bronwen Jefferson is aware of the need for childcare centres to follow strict protocols...

ABC Learning profit falls 42%
The Age - February 25, 2008

ABC Learning Centres, Australia's top private childcare operator, reported a 42% fall in first-half profit, and reaffirmed its forecast of 15% earnings...

Rudd put in the naughty chair
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy – February 20, 2008

It magnified the message that politicians don't seem to have a clue that thousands of families are spending more than a third of their income on childcare...

Rudd will pay child-care bill
Sydney Morning Herald Mark Metherell - February 20, 2008

CHILD CARE for Kevin Rudd's son Marcus, 14, will come out of the Prime Minister's own pocket, after Opposition outcry over news that taxpayers were footing...

Rudd ruckus a sign of lingering inequity
Sydney Morning Herald – Eva Cox – February 20, 2008

This is the week that our national Parliament approved a 22-place child-care centre. I was working there in the 1980s when we tried to get one approved for ...

Rudds' staff extends to a child carer at the Lodge
Sydney Morning Herald – Mark Metherell – February 19, 2008

After years of campaigning, the Government has approved a centre for Federal Parliament. Anglicare will run the centre for 22 children...

Paid paternity leave on the cards
NEWS.com.au - February 18, 2008

The Productivity Commission was yesterday asked to examine the "economic and social costs and benefits of paid maternity leave, paternity and parental leave"...

Childcare investors spit dummy
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - February 17, 2008

EVERY so often, in letters and reports on the childcare venture, they were told fortunes might improve despite the tough times...

Govt to review VSU impact on universities
ABC Online – February 17, 2008

Since then, many student union-funded services, including sporting facilities, child care and food outlets, have had their funding reduced or eliminated...

Child care and prosperity
Melbourne Herald Sun - February 16, 2008

One area where spending should be boosted is child care, which has become more important than ever as mums and dads find they must both work to meet soaring ...

Parents driven to extremes in childcare hunt
Melbourne Herald Sun – Susie O’Brien – February 15, 2008

MORE than 11000 Melbourne parents are still looking for child care, industry figures show. Desperate parents are registering for care up to three years...

The alpha preschoolers
Sydney Morning Herald - Ella Mudie - February 15, 2008

Currently teaching at Petersham's Greek Orthodox Community Child Care Centre, she's one of 20 teachers working in Australia on a Greek Government-sponsored...

Nannies mother mums to ward off the blues
NEWS.com.au – February 12, 2008

The opening of the new Mater Mothers' Hospital in August this year will bring with it a ward nannies program, where experienced volunteers will give new mums support and guidance through the first weeks of their child's life...