Woolworths introduces paid maternity leave
NEWS.com.au - June 05, 2008

SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths will become the nation's largest private employer to offer paid maternity leave...

Child-care rises eat into rebate
The Age - Dewi Cooke - June 5, 2008

Local council budgets show they plan to raise child-care fees by up to 10% next year, an increase well above the rate of inflation...

Opposition focuses on childcare
Daily Telegraph - Clare Masters - June 05, 2008

ABOUT 25000 four-year-olds in NSW will have access to preschool to ready them for 'big school' under a key plan in the State Liberal...

First of possible lawsuits for Early Learning Services
Courier Mail - Josh Robertson - June 05, 2008

EARLY Learning Services has been hit with the first of several possible lawsuits after backing out of contracts to buy childcare centres from private...

Laptops make kids crime targets
Daily Telegraph - Bruce McDougall and Clare Masters - June 04, 2008

Despite Community Services Minister Kevin Greene announcing $21 million to give "10500 extra children" the chance to attend preschool - the budget really...

More places for toddlers
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - June 4, 2008

ALMOST 95 per cent of four-year-olds will be enrolled in a preschool program following the Government's commitment of an additional $21 million a year to...

Gillard's warning on child care fees
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling and Mark Davis - June 4, 2008

CHILD-CARE centres could be forced to apply to the Federal Government before increasing their fees, under mechanisms being considered to keep the costs to...

Childcare price rises 'normal business practice'
ABC Online - June 4, 2008

The industry body for child care providers says parents should not panic about the prospect of price increases to childcare from July 1...

Govt won't tolerate unfair childcare fees: Gillard
ABC Online - June 3, 2008

Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard has again warned that the Government will deal with childcare operators which unfairly raise their fees...

Childcare fee hikes negate rebate
NEWS.com.au - Sue Dunlevy - June 3, 2008

CHILDCARE fees are to rise by up to 6 per cent or $4.20 a day from July 1 - eroding the rise in Government childcare subsidies to take effect...

Rebate may foster childcare hikes
The Australian - Stephen Lunn and Patricia Karvelas - June 03, 2008

PARENTS can expect a hike in their weekly childcare bill from July 1, regardless of whether theirkids are in private or community care...

Father finds daughter, 1, alone in locked-up centre
Sydney Morning Herald - Paul Bibby - June 3, 2008

WHEN the father of one-year-old Ankita arrived at the Scribbles and Giggles child-care centre to pick her up last Monday, he found the doors and windows...

NSW to get 10500 more preschool places
The Age - June 2, 2008

The NSW government will provide funding in the 2008/09 state budget to allow an additional 10500 children to go to preschool for two days a week...

In the beginning
The Age - Elisabeth Tarica - June 2, 2008

Four, five, six or seven? Many parents face a dilemma in deciding when to send their children to school...

Call for more recognition of child care on-the-job training
ABC Regional Online - June 2, 2008

The child care industry is calling on governments to adopt a more realistic approach to training workers in the industry. Childcare Queensland held its ...