Taxation by stealth must top reform list
The Australian – Peter Saunders - December 4, 2007

That election also left us with a childcare muddle by superimposing a new childcare rebate on to the existing Child Care Benefit...

Macquarie's childcare woes
Daily Telegraph - December 3, 2007

CFK - backed by Macquarie Group - is selling 23 of its childcare centres after losing $13m last financial year. CFK said the sale of the centres is part of...

McKew 'exhilarated' to join Rudd govt
Brisbane Times - December 3, 2007

"I've got the early childhood area and early childhood learning and childcare and that's at the centre of Kevin's education revolution," she said...

Parents urged to chill out
The Age – Sherrill Nixon – December 3, 2007

...Cognitive and Social Sciences, did find that long hours watching television and in child care had a detrimental effect on children's mental health...

Single parents lagging on jobs
The Australian – Gary Hughes – December 3, 2007

Australia's participation rate for children aged up to three in childcare is 29per cent, the 10th-best and better than the OECD average of 22.9per cent...

Labor's deal: What you get
Advertiser Adelaide – Alexandra Tredrea, Meredith Booth - December 3, 2007

Tax cuts, child care and education rebates, low interest green loans and first home buyer deposit relief were among the key promises...

Immature carers fear
The Mercury – Angus Hohenboken - December 2, 2007

THERE are fears childcare courses in the State Government's new polytechnic colleges could lead to children caring for children. The possibility that the...

Call to keep sole-parent work rules
Sydney Morning Herald – Jessica Irvine - December 1, 2007

The OECD said better access to child care should accompany the move to tighten eligibility for support. "The countries with the best outcomes for sole ...

Review urged on pre-school plans
BBC News (UK) - November 30, 2007

Campaigners are urging the government to re-think plans to teach pre-school children in England to read and write. A distinguished lobby of academics claims...

State child care 'failing'
Advertiser Adelaide – Michael Owen - November 30, 2007

THE State Government is failing in its duty toward children in care, with a government agency warning of "system failure" and "under-investment"...

"Formal play" better prepares children for school
Telegraph (UK) - Roger Highfield - November 29, 2007

Research in America concludes that a recently-developed preschool curriculum could cut the gap in achievement between children from rich and poor areas...

Underpaid childcare worker sacked by SMS
Melbourne Herald Sun – November 29, 2007

A CHILDCARE centre group in New South Wales has been fined $16875 for underpaying a worker by more than $5000 then sacking her by a mobile phone text...

Shareholder questions tender ABC Learning process
Melbourne Herald Sun – Liam Walsh - November 29, 2007

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres had tender processes questioned at a meeting where it talked up Labor's federal election win and the possibility of a...

Hairy Poppins and Mary
Sydney Morning Herald - Sacha Molitorisz - November 29, 2007

Part of the reason I started thinking about nannying generally was the fervent response to last week's blog about childcare/daycare/preschool...

ABC Learning finds it's not child's play in Canada
Courier Mail – Liam Walsh – November 25, 2007

They did not have anything," recalls Elson, who has been involved in accrediting child care in Canada. The June meeting in a small Edmonton conference room...