Flexibility the key to a better work environment
Sydney Morning Herald – Elizabeth Broderick – December 21, 2007

Men from both groups explained that additional child-care places and more family-friendly work opportunities for their partners would help to ease the...

Data gap in childcare
The Australian – Stephen Lunn - December 21, 2007

AUSTRALIA needs better quality data on how childcare and early childhood learning programs affect children later in life, the nation's top statistician has...

Labor's women of power turn a page in politics
Sydney Morning Herald – Anne Summers – December 21, 2007

…challenge of childcare policy, which will be tackled by Gillard, Macklin, Plibersek and, in her role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Maxine McKew…

Child care main barrier to women in work
Sydney Morning Herald – Jessica Irvine – December 20, 2007

A lack of suitable child care was blamed by the majority of women, 130400, while the remainder of mothers did less work by choice to care for their children...

Child care 'good' for young children
Sydney Morning Herald - December 19, 2007

Working parents can shake off any guilt about leaving their children in childcare all day, as a new Australian study says it helps their social development...

Boom times fuel shift to more women leaders
The Australian – Amanda O’Brien – December 19, 2007

Forty per cent provided childcare initiatives and one infive allowed staff to work from home. Mr Nicolaou said boosting female participation was crucial to...

Employers dangle baits to help beat skills shortages
The Age – Nassim Khadem – December 18, 2007

A shortage of skilled workers in child care was boosted by the recent welfare-to-work changes that force parents of young children to look for part-time...

Parents find comfort in child-care cover
Sydney Morning Herald – Matthew Benns and Michael Taverniti – December 16, 2007

Julie Blair, pictured with 14-month-old son Connor, has taken out child-care insurance. PARENTS can take out insurance to cover the cost of child care when...

Turning land of Grimm into a child-friendly place
The Age – Kate Connolly - December 16, 2007

Babies play at a child-care centre in Berlin. A campaign has been launched to make Germans more child-friendly in a bid to increase the birthrate...

Kids more active when playground has balls, jump ropes, UNC study shows
University of North Carolina (USA) - December 11, 2007

Children play harder and longer when their child-care centers provide portable play equipment such as balls and jump ropes, more opportunities for active play and physical…

School must start at seven
The Guardian (UK) – Lisa Harker – December 12, 2007

The effects of high-quality pre-school education can last well into primary school. The Children's Plan is ambitious and far-reaching...

Childcare group in China link
Courier Mail – Liam Walsh – December 12, 2007

...of Brisbane-based ABC Learning Centres to promote a bilingual "5-star" kindergarten venture - despite the childcare giant denying knowledge of the plan...

Quarter of income goes on the kids
The Australian – Stephen Lunn – December 12, 2007

A TYPICAL Australian family will fork out more than half a million dollars to raise two kids through to age 21 - a quarter of its total earnings...

New program helps families pay for quality child care
Dallas Business Journal (USA) – Margaret Allen - December 11, 2007

A Dallas company has launched what it says is the nation's first child-care financing source for families with children enrolled in child-care and preschool...

Improved childcare policies needed to achieve better work/life...
CareandHealth (UK) - 10 Dec 2007

Babies and Bosses, Reconciling Work and Family Life compares the different approaches that the 30 OECD countries take to help parents balance their work and...