Think tank: Mums need help to stay at home
The Sunday Times (UK) - Iain Duncan Smith - September 7, 2008

Professor Margot Sunderland, a child mental health expert on the commission, unambiguously stated that the quality of childcare has lifelong consequences...

Give new mums a year's leave
Sunday Telegraph - Elissa Lawrence - September 7, 2008

Psychologist and best-selling author Steve Biddulph, an advocate of no childcare at all for children under one... national paid maternity scheme of at least 12 months...

Mem's loud call gives kids a voice
Adelaide Advertiser - September 7, 2008

THE furore triggered by Mem Fox's comments likening full-time child care of newborns to child abuse is the debate we had to have...

Someone has to speak up for the babies
Melbourne Herald Sun - Mem Fox - September 06, 2008

THE aim of my recent raw-nerve comment on child care was not to distress parents, it was merely to speak up for all the babies. In most debates about child care...

Operator C&K plans to cut nursery ratios next year
Courier Mail - Tanya Chilcott - September 06, 2008

CHILD care is set for a shakeup with operator C&K saying it will cut ratios in its nurseries next year to one carer for every three babies...

How the numbers stacked up in ABC's labyrinthine structure
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - September 6, 2008

The transactions took place through a labyrinthine structure of companies that benefited significantly from ABC's huge outlay on new child-care centres...

End of a fairytale
Sydney Morning Herald - September 6, 2008

The rise of Eddy Groves to the big league was meteoric - and his fall has been just as swift and spectacular. "I like to have a punt - blackjack...

Clients pin hopes on loan return
The Age - Eric Johnston and Ian McIlwraith - September 6, 2008

Among those that owe the most to Primebroker are Queensland-based child-care centre developer Doug Lomas and his Adelaide-based child-care company Local Kids...

ABC Learning investigated by ASIC
Smart Company - Patrick Stafford - September 5, 2008

Troubled childcare group ABC Learning Centres is being investigated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for possible breaches...

Eddy Groves’s embarrassing audit mess: Kohler
Smart Company - Alan Kohler - September 4, 2008

With ABC's share price having collapsed from $5 to 54 cents this year, and questions being raised about the company's solvency, Long's decision was the last thing Eddy needed...

Territory care system has 'serious flaws'
The Australian - Stuart Rintoul - September 4, 2008

ONE year after the intervention, the Northern Territory still has the least responsive child care system in the nation despite widespread and entrenched...

Expert backs parental, professional care
The West Australian - September 3, 2008

Keeping children out of care could compromise educational development as school curriculum is designed for youngsters with prior knowledge, an academic says...

Parents can't care more
Courier Mail - Karen Brooks - September 03, 2008

The reasons for care are as diverse as the children and facilities themselves, and we may not all agree with them, but wouldn't it be nicer if we erred on the side of lending support...

Pay mums for two years to stay at home
The Australian - Sue Dunlevy - September 03, 2008

MOTHERS should be paid to stay at home with their child for the first two years or their baby's brain won't develop properly...

Fed up with the daily dishes of mum guilt
Daily Telegraph - Naomi Toy - September 03, 2008

Raise the issue of childcare and those guilt bombs will start flying thick and fast landing at the feet of mothers - working or otherwise. And sadly many of those lobbing them are other women...