Childcare owner on assault charges
Sydney Morning Herald - December 21, 2010

The owner of a Sydney childcare centre charged with indecently assaulting a pre-school girl in his care is facing a fresh charge of assaulting a second girl...

Industry fears fee impact
The Canberra Times - Phillip Thomson - December 19, 2010

Private ACT child-care centre operators could be hit with a government fee of up to $10000 for every additional child they take on as part of reforms to the...

Watchdog to probe US ban of drop-side cots
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 17, 2010

AUSTRALIA will consider adopting a new US ban on drop-side cots. Fourteen types of cots have been recalled in Australia because of safety defects...

Experience now counts in childcare sector
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 17, 2010

Child Care Minister Kate Ellis said yesterday the sector could not afford to lose long-standing carers who lacked formal qualifications...

Childcare fees set to climb
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 16, 2010

CHILDCARE centres and preschools are raising fees as the industry struggles with slipping enrolments and higher standards. Parents will have to pay an...

Defamed ex-child care exec wins $150000
Sydney Morning Herald - Margaret Scheikowski - December 15, 2010

A former childcare executive whose name was blackened by an association trying to stifle competition has been awarded $150000 in defamation damages...

Government bans traditional cribs
Chicago Tribune (USA) - Patricia Callahan and Ellen Gabler - December 15, 2010

In an effort to eliminate hidden hazards that caused babies throughout the country to die in their cribs, the nation's top regulator of children's...

$150 a week extra on care
Adelaidenow - David Jean - December 14, 2010

FAMILIES are $150 out of pocket each week because their childcare centre doesn't qualify for rebates. Only the parents of children attending centres...

Parents praise flexibility of Government early learning program
ABC Online - December 10, 2010

Thousands of three- and four-year-olds have just graduated from the scheme which was rolled out in 140 private childcare centres earlier this year...

Sacking childcare centre cooks on Christmas Eve 'appalling'
ABC Online - Emma Pollard - December 9, 2010

The Liquor Hospitality Miscellaneous Union (LHMU) says it is appalling the company C&K has told 19 cooks in its community childcare centres they will lose their...

Childcare fee fear strikes parents
Herald Sun - Elissa Doherty, Felicity Williams - December 08, 2010

HALF of parents fear work will no longer be a viable option under pending fee rises for childcare, a survey says. One in five may have to quit work...

Child-care kids healthier in the long run
The Age - Julia Medew - December 8, 2010

Children who attend child care centres before the age of 2 develop more infections as toddlers, but are more robust in their primary school years...

Good result for GoodStart
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - December 6, 2010

THE charity consortium that purchased ABC Learning's viable childcare centres this year says it is on track for a sizeable profit despite the financial...

Kindergarten fined over runaway
Herald Sun - Felicity Williams - November 30, 2010

VICTORIAN childcare centres have been caught out breaching the law, we reveal the worst cases. A FOUR-year-old who escaped from kindergarten by scaling a fence...

Government support for families
Sydney Morning Herald - Gayle Bryant - November 24, 2010

Other benefits include the child care benefit, which provides assistance with childcare costs, and is income tested; and the child care tax rebate...