Shot in the arm for ABC Learning as Groves...
The Australian - Tim Boreham - July 03, 2008

UBS analyst Dan Hurren said the share response could be seen as a vote of faith in the duo's ability to run childcare centres. "There's so much going in...

ABC founder in salary-sacrifice deal
The Age - Vanda Carson - July 2, 2008

THE founder of child-care group ABC Learning Centres has moved to restore his grip on the company he almost lost, through a deal to buy back as much as 1.5%...

No control over child-care fees: Swan
Sydney Morning Herald - July 1, 2008

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan admits the government can't stop child-care providers swallowing up increased subsidies by increasing their fees...

Maxine McKew: Building a foundation in quality childcare
Daily Telegraph - Maxine McKew - July 1, 2008

AT THE Jenny Wren Childcare and Early Learning Centre in Canberra the mums talk about the "Effie" factor. As one of them said to me during a...

Troubled children a myth
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - June 30, 2008

Children are just as well-adjusted as their counterparts of 20 years ago and, if anything, better behaved and less anxious...

Parent-only care mostly means mother-only care
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 30, 2008

MORE working parents are looking to get by without formal childcare for their infants, but mothers almost always shoulder the extra burden...

Kids of today happier, and it shows
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 30, 2008

CHILDREN today are better adjusted, less likely to be aggressive and have fewer anxiety and conduct problems than they did 20 years ago...

ABC plans British sale to pay debt
Sydney Morning Herald - Clancy Yeates - June 28, 2008

THE embattled child-care provider ABC Learning Centres may put its British assets on the auction block, in an attempt to wind down its debt exposure...

ABC completes US stake sell-off
The Australian - Susan Murdoch - June 27, 2008

CHILDCARE operator ABC Learning Centres has completed the sale of a 60 per cent stake in its US business to Morgan Stanley Private Equity, a move that sent...

Rural childcare hampered by staffing
ABC Online - June 26, 2008

Barry Elvish, from creche provider C and K, says one of the main problems in setting up centres is staffing...

Retaliation won't cut childcare costs
The Australian - David Moore - June 26, 2008

WHEN should governments use taxpayer-subsidised enterprises to compete with existing private and not-for-profit providers? To address market dysfunction, according to...

ABC Learning Centres gets UK rescue bids
NEWS.com.au - Charles Miranda - June 26, 2008

CRISIS-HIT ABC Learning Centres could be thrown a $300 million lifeline with six bids from rival childcare centres and equity firms in Britain to buy out the British...

Childcare centre approved for Parliament House
ABC Online - June 25, 2008

A long running campaign to establish child care facilities at Parliament House in Canberra has finally been won with Federal MPs formally approving a small...

Rudd goes easy on ABC's 11pc childcare fee hike
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 25, 2008

KEVIN Rudd was yesterday offered a walk-up start to criticise Australia's biggest childcare group, ABC Learning, for jacking up fees by an average 11 per...

No heat on ABC over childcare fees
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 24, 2008

AUSTRALIA'S biggest childcare group ABC Learning has escaped criticism from the Rudd Government, despite hiking its fees by an average of 11 per cent from next week...