There's no harm done being a working mum
Herald Sun - Felicity Williams - August 02, 2010

MUMS can return to work within a year of giving birth without harming their babies' development, a landmark report shows...

Coalition ditches nanny rebate
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - July 31, 2010

THE Coalition has dumped a plan to give families a rebate for half the cost of nannies, au pairs or grandparents paid for childcare...

Experts urge childcare commitment
Herald Sun - July 30, 2010

A SLIDE in the nation's commitment to improving early childhood education would significantly damage Australia's economy, a leading advocacy group...

G8 buys two more childcare centres
Gold Coast Bulletin - Nick Nichols - July 28, 2010

GOLD Coast-based childcare centre operator G8 Education has snared two more childcare centres, this time in Sydney. The company, headed by former S8 team...

Early starts translate well
The Advertiser - Candice Keller - July 27, 2010

A trial being conducted at nine preschools and childcare centres around South Australia is examining the benefit of introducing kindergarten students to a second language...

Abbott to stall childcare reforms
The Australian - Matthew Franklin - July 27, 2010

TONY Abbott has promised to delay introducing new rules requiring childcare providers to hire more teachers with better qualifications...

Coalition delay changes in childcare standards
Sydney Morning Herald - Kirsty Needham - July 27, 2010

The Coalition also wanted to find a way to keep older female workers without qualifications in the sector...

Rise in calls to experts about child-on-child sex abuse
The Australian - Natasha Robinson - July 27, 2010

"We've been getting a lot more phone calls, exponentially, from schools and childcare centres asking for our assistance dealing with kids perpetrating...

Margie Abbott appears with husband Tony to announce childcare indexation policy
The Australian - Joe Kelly - July 26, 2010

He said a Coalition government would consult on the "additional cost that will be faced by the sector in meeting these higher standards..."

Tony Abbott unveils $89 miillion childcare services plan
News.com.au - Ian Rakowski - July 26, 2010

OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott will funnel $89 million into childcare services if the Coalition wins the next federal election. Mr Abbott said...

Children sexually abusing children 'ignored and denied'
The Australian - Natasha Robinson - July 26, 2010

TEACHERS and childcare workers have raised the alarm over an increase in children coercing other children into sexual acts. The widespread increase...

Calls for more childcare support
Sydney Morning Herald - July 21, 2010

Both major parties have been called on to do more to help parents struggling with rising childcare costs. Childcare Alliance Australia (CAA) will issue an...

Children entitled to more preschool time
ABC Online - July 20, 2010

The SA Government says it is part of a program to boost enrolments and increase children's access to preschool. Minister for Early Childhood Development...

Greens query childcare data
The Age - Jewel Topsfield - July 20, 2010

THE reliability of figures used to justify breaking a key 2007 federal election promise on childcare have come under attack, with an investigation by the Greens...

Leaders try to keep it all in family
Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - July 19, 2010

There's the undertaking to pay the childcare rebate fortnightly, which will make a huge difference to many working families struggling to afford childcare...