Childcare subsidies don't help families
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - July 23, 2008

INCREASES in childcare subsidies have not had a direct effect on getting more women into the workplace, according to a study. And government childcare subsidies have failed...

Child care costs balloon
The Australian - Jennifer Buckingham - July 23, 2008

THE relationship between child care and the participation of mothers in the paid workforce seems obvious: if child care was more affordable, more mothers would work...

The ABC of lawyering
The Age - Michael West - July 22, 2008

Eddy Groves''s annus horribilis just got uglier. The childcare king is now in the sights of litigation funder IMF for failing to disclose shadowy development...

Nursery school demand soars as older mothers return to their careers
Telegraph (UK) - Martin Beckford - 21 Jul 2008

Record numbers of mothers are going back to work, experts claim, driving a boom for Britain's nursery schools. A comprehensive new report shows more than half...

Child care strategy to stop bullying
Courier Mail - Melanie Christiansen - July 17, 2008

CONCERN about bullying in Queensland schools has prompted the state's child care industry to adopt a strategy to stop it...

Childcare 'beyond' low-earners
BBC News (UK) - July 16, 2008

A quarter of parents on low incomes are unable to work because they cannot afford childcare, research conducted for Save the Children suggests...

Paid parental leave a better investment than child-care: expert
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - July 15, 2008

A WELL-PAID maternity leave scheme of at least one year would be best for children's development, much better than a system that forced mothers back to work...

They don't have to f%*k you up
The Guardian (UK) - Wendy Berliner - July 15, 2008

The study has proved that high-quality preschool can ameliorate the effects of social disadvantage and break the cycle of deprivation, but it needs to be...

New action to protect children with allergic reactions
ABC Online - July 14, 2008

New laws enforcing safety standards to deal with life-threatening allergies comes into force in Victorian schools and children's centres today...

Boy's face 'rubbed in faeces' at childcare
NEWS.com.au - Alex Dickinson - July 14, 2008

A FORMER Ipswich childcare worker has been charged by police for allegedly rubbing a dirty nappy in the face of a four-year-old autistic boy who cannot talk...

Finding could cause long-term pain for ABC
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - July 10, 2008

A SUCCESSFUL competition watchdog lawsuit against ABC Learning Centres could potentially cause long-term problems for the childcare operator...

FOR KIDS: Girls are cool for school
Science News - Jennifer Cutraro - July 7, 2008

According to a new study, preschool boys perform better on tests that measure learning and other important skills when they are in classes that have more girls than boys...

Child care may lead to unwanted weight gain in infants
Washington Post - Steven Reinberg - July 7, 2008

"The current study suggests this risk is greater among children sent to child care early than among children kept under parental supervision," said Dr...

Parents going it alone
Melbourne Herald Sun - Fay Burstin - July 07, 2008

The study found only 5 per cent of families said they used parent-only care because they couldn't afford or access quality child care...

Better than nothing
Courier Mail - Laurie Oakes - July 05, 2008

Increased childcare fees - taking into account the 50 per cent childcare tax rebate - have added another $11.70 a week, Treasury says...