Criticism down for SA preschool plan
ABC Online - May 30, 2008

A South Australian independent child care association has criticised the State Government's plan to offer preschool in child care centres...

Preschool on offer through child care
ABC Online - May 30, 2008

Children will be offered preschool services while still in child care under a South Australian Government plan. Children's Services Minister Jane...

Childcare help boosted by new government measures
Courier Mail - May 29, 2008

Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard said child care was now an integral part of family life, with more than 700000 households using it...

Anger on childcare cash
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - May 29, 2008

Childcare advocates fear Labor will not live up to election promises to deliver 65 new long day care centres in Victoria and take 25000 children off waiting...

PM launches Skills Australia board
Sydney Morning Herald - May 28, 2008

"They (the childcare centre) are looking for ... three new childcare workers, if they could get them," Ms Gillard told reporters...

Budget fudged childcare funding
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - May 26, 2008

WAYNE Swan's budget deliberately overstated the amount of money the Government allocated to build 38 childcare centres, childcare advocates say...

Plan to help 60000 mistreated children
The Age - Carol Nader - May 26, 2008

Changes to child care assistance could be considered to provide more developmental support for children at risk and respite for parents under stress...

Push to ban plastic toy chemicals linked to health issues in baby boys
The Age - William Birnbauer - May 25, 2008

The regulator is also conducting a public health risk assessment for nine phthalates used in children's toys, child-care products and cosmetics...

Surge in demand for childcare
Daily Telegraph - Clare Masters - May 24, 2008

MORE mothers are being forced to hand over their infants to childcare workers with one Sydney provider forced to double its capacity for...

Nip it in the bud
The Australian - Sian Powell - May 24, 2008

"The Rudd Government is investing in the early years because research shows it is the best way to guard against a lifetime of disadvantage"...

Call to increase paid maternity leave, childcare rebate
Courier Mail - May 21, 2008

PAID maternity leave should be complemented by an increased childcare rebate for under-threes, to encourage women back into the workforce...

McKew gives State top marks
Mercury - Michael Stedman - May 21, 2008

Ms McKew presented her Government's vision for integrated childcare centres which included elements of education, healthcare and parental support...

Kinder no longer?
The Age - Caroline Milburn - May 19, 2008

TRADITIONAL kindergartens could flounder under the biggest policy shake-up to hit the preschool sector, Victoria's peak parents' group warns...

Swan dismisses family fears on Budget
NEWS.com.au - May 19, 2008

"Those tax cuts will arrive on the first of July, the additional assistance will be there for child care, and the education tax rebate will be put in place...

Budget measures miss target
NEWS.com.au - Malcolm Farr - May 19, 2008

BARELY a third of households with children think they're better off under Rudd's Budget for working families...