IQ at five foretells earning potential
Sydney Morning Herald – Anna Patty - August 31, 2007

"There is no evidence of any adverse effects on kids of formal child care. It would seem logical for government to focus more resources in that direction...

Focus on universities all wrong
Australian IT – Justine Ferrari - August 31, 2007

"The most effective way to get underprivileged kids going to college is to invest in them in the early stages, in childcare and preschool to beef up the...

£21bn plan for teaching infants 'has not worked'
Daily Mail (UK) – Steve Doughty - August 27, 2007

Huge state spending on nursery education and childcare has failed to improve toddlers' ability to learn, damning research showed yesterday...

Rate rise eats into family budgets
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Irvine – August 30, 2007

Higher child-care and education costs also contributed to the disproportionate rise for working households. The Opposition treasury spokesman, Wayne Swan...

Experts warn of gastro epidemic
The Age - Christian Catalano - August 28, 2007

"This is in settings such as aged care, nursing homes and child-care centres." It is believed noro virus was responsible for the gastro outbreak at the San...

Groves shows the ABC of expansion
Sydney Morning Herald - August 28, 2007

THE child-care provider ABC Learning Centres is promising more fun times this year, with further acquisitions in the US. ABC, the world's largest publicly...

ABC Learning profit soars 76pc
News.com.au – August 27, 2007

SHARES in childcare giant ABC Learning Centres have jumped by more than three per cent, after the company announced a annual profit lift of 76 per cent.

Experts warn of virulent gastro strain
ABC Online - August 27, 2007

Parents have been warned that the disease could hit hardest in crowded environments like childcare centres. Eaxperts say last year's strain of the virus has...

Organic gardening for toddlers at eco-preschool
Sydney Morning Herald – Hannah Edwards – August 26, 2007

Easy being green ... trainee child-care worker Kristy Blanch and her young charges in the herb garden of their Balgowlah Eco-Preschool...

Fear of recession grips US
Courier Mail – Liam Walsh – August 25, 2007

Childcare group ABC Learning Centres, which has faced questions about its rapid US expansion, this month said the subprime jitters had not affected...

Councils in their sights: angry ratepayers demand more say
Sydney Morning Herald – Robert Wainwright - August 25, 2007

Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council had failed to notify residents in Roseville Chase that a man wanted to open a gun shop across the road from a child-care...

Threat to Whitten Oval plan
The Age – Cameron Houston - August 25, 2007

The club expects to make about $700000 a year from the redevelopment, which will include a hall of fame, community sports centre and child-care centre.

Childcare faces APEC chaos
Daily Telegraph - Peter Gosnell - August 24, 2007

Mother of four boys Rosslyn Peschke feels levying the fee on a day when there was no childcare was one indignity too many. "APEC's a political agenda which...

Room for 30000 kids in child care
Melbourne Herald Sun - Ben Packham - August 23, 2007

"The Howard Government's childcare numbers don't break down into age groups or the type of child care," Ms Macklin said. She said at the Blackburn South ABC...

Childcare shortage a myth - Government
NEWS.com.au – Julie Tullberg - August 22, 2007

By Julie Tullberg THERE are up to 30000 childcare vacancies a day in Victoria despite Labor claims that places are hard to find, the Federal Government says...