Childcare operator ABC Learning brings five to the board
The Australian - August 05, 2008

CHILDCARE operator ABC Learning today announced a restructure of its board that includes five new appointments. ABC Learning (ASX: ABS) shares soared...

Child care: name and shame move
Sydney Morning Herald - Alexandra Smith - August 4, 2008

Child-care centres and preschools that are convicted of breaching regulations and are found to put children at serious risk will be named and shamed on a new DOCS website...

ABC Learning Centres' profit shrinks
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - August 04, 2008

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres has been forced to cut published profits partly because affiliated businesses failed to write off debts two years ago...

Mum-friendly businesses get thumbs up
NEWS.com.au - Jenny Dillon - August 04, 2008

BUSINESSES are doing themselves no favours with the way they treat new mothers, according to one mother who got fed up with her treatment so started...

Effective budgeting key to raising kids
Adelaidenow - Anthony Keane - August 03, 2008

A panel of financial, childcare and education experts said long-term planning and budgeting were the two keys to raising children without financial hassles...

Pregnant? Forget about a new job
NEWS.com.au - Sharri Markson - August 03, 2008

HARD-NOSED employers are refusing to employ pregnant women, with figures showing mums-to-be experiencing discrimination nationwide...

ABC worries analysts
Sydney Morning Herald - Vanda Carson - August 2, 2008

ABC LEARNING CENTRES could face further shocks to its fragile balance sheet and market credibility, and risks defaulting on its $1 billion in loans if its woes continue...

Groves clings on to the controls at ABC
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - August 01, 2008

THE embattled chief of early childcare group ABC Learning, Eddy Groves, claimed he "put his nuts on the line" every day and was still the best person to run...

Childcare giant ABC reveals accounting error and tips $400m loss
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - August 01, 2008

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres said pre-tax losses would top $400 million as it revealed it wrongly booked millions in revenue years ago...

Jail for smacking children
Daily Telegraph - July 31, 2008

CHILDCARE workers could be sent to jail for six months if they smack a child, yell at a child or use threatening or humiliating language...

Childcare giant ABC Learning rebrands some centres
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - July 31, 2008

ABC Learning Centres, Australia's biggest name in child care, is quietly rebranding some facilities, saying it wants to "offer parents an alternative"...

Fees for child care jump by 10% in two years
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - July 30, 2008

PARENTS are now paying an average of $233 a week for child care, a jump of more than 10per cent in two years, new Federal Government figures show...

Children in care 60 hours a week
The Age - Carol Nader - July 29, 2008

HUNDREDS of children are spending 60 hours or more a week in child care, a Federal Government report has revealed. Highlighting the struggle for many...

Life's high wire act
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 26, 2008

Fifteen years of debate hasn't fixed the work-life imbalance, a new study finds...

Babies share office space
The Australian - Julia Stirling - July 26, 2008

Affordable quality child care in the US and Australia is out of reach for many families. Couple this with a lack of paid maternity and parental leave...