Ratings for child care to be a guessing game
Sydney Morning Herald – Stephanie Peatling - September 17, 2007

CHILD-CARE representatives will meet the Federal Government today amid claims the standards for accrediting centres are being weakened...

Rainbow children
The Age – Peter Munro - September 16, 2007

"We are seeing lots more requests from child-care centres and primary schools to look at how they can become more inclusive in their policies and their...

Toddler taming expert admits he was wrong
Melbourne Herald Sun – Clair Weaver - September 16, 2007

She said many of her ideas were similar to those of Dr Benjamin Spock, whose revolutionary book Baby and Child Care influenced generations from the 1940s to...

Sex revolution robbed us of fertility
The Australian – Angela Shanahan - September 15, 2007

No amount of economic fiddling with family tax rates, no amount of child care or incentives for women to work, not even the threat of cultural extinction as...

MP calls for govt-funded maternity leave
NEWS.com.au – September 11, 2007

A SCHEME to have 14 weeks government-funded maternity leave would be of greatest benefit to women working in low-paid jobs, former Australian Democrats senator Natasha Stott Despoja said today.

Preschool nerves put health at risk
Sydney Morning Herald – Kate Benson – September 11, 2007

Dr Sims said studies had shown that kindergarten children in classes of 10 to 15 students, and toddlers in smaller child-care centres, had lower cortisol...

Parents rely on family to care for kids
Northern Territory News – Nick Calacouras - September 10, 2007

FAMILY and friends are bearing the brunt of the childcare burden with more than 6500 Top End families relying on unpaid babysitting...

Push for day care certificate
Sunshine Coast Daily - September 10, 2007

As of April 30, there were 85 licensed family day care schemes in Queensland, providing home-based child care. While coordinators of family day care are...

Mutant bug will keep on biting
Sydney Morning Herald - Louise Hall - September 9, 2007

A VIRULENT strain of gastroenteritis that has struck tens of thousands of people has two months left to run, threatening child-care centres...

Push to pay new mothers
NEWS .com.au – Elissa Lawrence - September 9, 2007

HISTORIC legislation will be introduced to the Senate this week that aims to make all working women eligible for 14 weeks' Government-funded maternity leave at the minimum wage.

Loophole leaves grandparents short
The Canberra Times – Emma MacDonald - September 9, 2007

A LOOPHOLE in Government benefits means some Canberra grandparents are raising their grandchildren without any financial support, while others are receiving...

Where is everybody?
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - September 8, 2007

HUNDREDS of outer-suburban Melbourne childcare centres face closure from lack of children as parents choose welfare over work...

Oldies left holding baby
Melbourne Herald Sun - September 8, 2007

Federal Opposition families spokeswoman Jenny Macklin said families were struggling with rising childcare costs. While family and friends were happy to help...

Are you ready for grandparents' rights?
Guardian Unlimited (UK) - September 8, 2007

…according to a recent survey, 64% of families with working parents rely on grandparents for at least some of their childcare…

One-minute solution to finding a nanny
Times Online (UK) - September 8, 2007

Harassed parents in France are jumping at the chance to arrange their childcare arrangements by quickfire interviews with aspiring candidates...