Time to rethink baby bonus
The Australian - Stephen Lunn and Lauren Wilson - March 14, 2008

The Child Care Tax Rebate was increased by Labor from 30 to 50 per cent of parents' out-of-pocket expenses to a new cap of $7500 per child, again regardless...

Perfect chance to improve child care
Sydney Morning Herald - Marie Coleman - March 14, 2008

As little as 10 years ago, the not-for-profit sector dominated the provision of child care, along with a number of small, independently owned for-profit...

Rudd to change rules on single mums
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - March 14, 2008

The figure takes into account the costs associated with working, including childcare. But the Rudd Government believes the Howard system has not been...

Easier handouts bad news for single mums
The Australian - March 14, 2008

Under the reforms, a job was considered viable if the parent was at least $50 a fortnight better off, after childcare and other costs...

Reducing kids to numbers
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O’Brien - March 12, 2008

IF the rise and stumble of childcare CEO Eddy Groves has taught us anything, it's that running a successful childcare chain isn't as easy as ABC...

ABC Learning to seek new directors
NEWS.com.au - Michael Sainsbury and Andrew Fraser - March 11, 2008

THE board of ABC Learning Centres is set for a shake-up as institutional investors seek more representation to reflect their new holdings...

Mixed reports on childcare giant
Melbourne Herald Sun - Liam Walsh - March 11, 2008

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres yesterday had its first share rally in four trading sessions since a surprise fall in profits...

Child-care bonanza gives top earners $1000 extra help
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - March 10, 2008

HIGH-INCOME families will receive an extra $1000 or more a year to help with their child-care costs under the Federal Government's revamped tax rebate...

ABC here to stay, Eddy says
NEWS.com.au - Kevin Meade - March 10, 2008

Eddy Groves was given a standing ovation yesterday by more than 1000 operators of the childcare centres...

ABC Learning defends financial ties
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - March 9, 2008

Some of the loan from the contractor's private company to the privately-owned childcare business was specifically earmarked for repaying debt to ABC...

ABC Learning Centres founders in shares fire sale
Melbourne Herald Sun - Liam Walsh - March 8,2008

CHILDCARE entrepreneurs Eddy and Le Neve Groves have been forced to sell all but a sliver of their shareholdings in the business they co-founded 20 years...

Investors savage ABC Learning deal
The Age - Vanessa Burrow - March 7, 2008

Founder Eddy Groves' decision to sell 60% of the child-care centre operator's US business was met with wildly different responses, with the stock gaining as...

ABC Learning gets a debt lifeline
The Age - Vanessa Burrow - March 6, 2008

CHILD-CARE giant ABC Learning will sell a 60% stake in its US child-care centres to Morgan Stanley Private Equity, in a deal that will help the company...

Busy Bees childcare vouchers up for sale
Times Online (UK) - Paul Larter - March 5, 2008

ABC Learning, the owner of Britain’s biggest childcare provider, appointed Rothschild yesterday to manage the sale of the leading business in the sector...

ABC closes in on US sale
The Australian - John Durie - March 05, 2008

EDDY Groves is in final negotiations on the partial sale of ABC Learning's US kindergartens. A deal is understood to have the backing of...