Rudd's tax-free creches
Daily Telegraph – Malcolm Farr – July 19, 2007

By Malcolm Farr LABOR last night called for a national debate on shaking up the tax system by exempting work-based childcare from FBT...

Mum's with part-time jobs are happier - report
NEWS.com.au - Patricia Karvelas and Jude Townend - July 18, 2007

Just a small proportion - 5.5 per cent - of families do not use childcare because they have problems with affordability, availability or quality...

Chronic virus shuts hospital wards
Brisbane Times – Georgina Robinson and Tony Moore - July 17, 2007

Children with the bug should stay home from school or child care, as should adults working in aged care, childcare or food handling industries...

Modern Britain is 'pulling families apart'
This is London (UK) – July 17, 2007

Mothers told the charity they felt pressured to go back to work by Government policies designed to push more pre-schoolers into childcare...

Families feel childcare and work pressures
Guardian Unlimited (UK) – Lucy Ward - July 17, 2007

The findings reflect 'the growing dilemmas over childcare British parents can feel when trying to juggle the many demands of modern life in a country that...

Crucial care for children
The Age – Steve Biddulph – July 16, 2007

The research is now undeniable that babies and younger toddlers do not thrive in child care. A COUPLE of weeks ago, stranded between flights...

Childcare operators fall short
NEWS.com.au – Hannah Martin - July 15, 2007

The Federal Government childcare watchdog confirmed 65 centres, 36 after-school facilities and five family day-care providers in the state fell short of...

Safety first
Courier Mail - July 15, 2007

IT is difficult not to feel sympathy for some childcare operators as they struggle to keep up with the myriad government regulations that apply to their...

Child-care back to valuing workers
Brisbane Times - Anne Summers - July 14, 2007

The agreement will greatly improve the entitlements of the people who care for our children in the more than 1400 child-care centres now controlled by ABC...

Police under fire over child-care case
The West Australian - Christiana Jones - July 14, 2007

Each originally faced seven counts of assault after a police raid at Huntingdale's Tommie Turtle Child Care Centre last October uncovered sleeping children...

Working toll for single parents
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy - July 13, 2007

However, The Daily Telegraph discovered this week that while you can count bus fares, childcare costs, increases in your public housing rent and even taxi...

Reform push on preschool
Melbourne Herald Sun - Dina Rosendorff - July 13, 2007

HEFTY preschool fees could be lowered if education for three and four-year-olds were made compulsory in Victoria, according to the education union...

Preschool beyond many, union says
Sydney Morning Herald – Farrah Tomazin – July 11, 2007

MORE than 57000 children missed out on preschool last year, a figure that may reignite tensions between teachers, the Federal Government and the states over...

Lesson in letting kids be kids
Melbourne Herald Sun – Susie O'Brien – July 11, 2007

On weekdays they spend 4.2 hours in unstructured play and TV watching, compared with 5.2 hours a day visiting others, doing lessons and in child care...

Rudd grabs for a basket of goodies
Melbourne Herald Sun – Ben Packham – July 11, 2007

But Mr Rudd will argue that rising grocery prices, and child care, petrol and housing costs, are placing households under massive financial strain...