Maternity leave kills career, women believe
Courier Mail - Michelle Cazzulino - August 3, 2007

They gave them proper attention instead of shoving them into an expensive child care centre and expect them to be brought up fine...

Childcare next poll bonus
The Australian – Stephen Lunn - Aug 4, 2007

THOUSANDS of parents will receive a childcare cash bonus of up to $4200 from the federal Government as they prepare to go to the polling booths...

Rules change allows developers to take our parks
Daily Telegraph – Peter Gosnell - August 4, 2007

PLAYGROUNDS, sports fields and childcare centres could vanish from Sydney's new outer suburbs under changes flagged by Planning Minister Frank Sartor...

Man crashes car into Mackay child care centre
ABC Regional Online - August 4, 2007

A 19-year-old man will face court after his car crashed through a fence and into a child care centre in Mackay. Police say the man lost control of his car...

Is your pre-school age child getting enough sleep?
Times Online (UK) – Dr Jane Collins – August 2, 2007

Up to three quarters of young children have periods of not sleeping well and it's estimated that one in four pre-school children have significant and...

Childcare costs hit $12250
NEWS.com.au – Anne Wright – August 3, 2007

The yearly childcare costs in Melbourne were more expensive than every other capital city except for 14-year-olds where all cities recorded zero childcare...

Cost of toddlers spiralling
NEWS.com.au - August 2, 2007

THE cost of raising a toddler in Sydney has ballooned to more than $16000 - with childcare bills the biggest expense. Federal Government research has found...

Does early schooling harm our children?
Telegraph (UK) – August 2, 2007

Child development expert Elizabeth Hartley Brewer on why she supports the call for children to start school later...

Child raising costs soar
Advertiser Adelaide – Laura Anderson – August 2, 2007

A CHILD in Adelaide costs parents about $15000 a year to raise, with child care the highest cost by far. A report released by the Department of Families and...

Brisbane childcare cost doubled: ABS
ABC Regional Online - Australia

Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show childcare costs in Brisbane have doubled since 2001, with a 17 per cent increase in the...

Childcare costs up 23pc: Labor
NEWS.com.au – Laura Anderson – August 1, 2007

Mr Brough, however, said the Government had announced a 13.3 per cent increase in the Child Care Benefit and made improvements to improve access to the...

Childcare cost wallop
NEWS.com.au – Carla Danaher – July 30, 2007

MELBOURNE parents have been the hardest hit in the country by rising childcare costs, new figures reveal. Melbourne families have had the biggest increase...

Whole new generation of kids left home alone
Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew West – July 29, 2007

AUSTRALIA is at risk of raising a new generation of latchkey children, home alone because their working parents are unable to arrange child care at short...

Germany sets high baby goals
The Age – Andrew McCathie - July 28, 2007

During the 1990s the talk was about closing schools and child-care centres in major metropolitan areas. Now families in many areas are facing long waiting...

Real danger of promises
Daily Telegraph – Zoe Taylor - July 26, 2007

Can you imagine how many parents would take great pleasure in challenging Rudd to fix their particular childcare problem? After two years on a waiting list...