Outer west bears brunt of kinder shortages
The Age - Jewel Topsfield - October 12, 2010

CHILDREN in Melbourne's booming outer-western suburbs are the most at risk in the state of missing out on kindergarten from 2013. The Municipal Association...

It seems a woman's work is never done
Sunday Telegraph - Helen Pow - October 10, 2010

"The Government needs to do the proper research in relation to the loss of places that will occur and the impact on cost," alliance vice-president Lyn Connolly...

Family day care facing cuts: union
ABC Online - October 6, 2010

There are about 900 providers of alternative childcare services in their homes across SA. Association general secretary Jan McMahon says there is only a...

ANZ improves benefits for working mums
Sydney Morning Herald - October 6, 2010

ANZ says it will pay primary-caregivers a $4000 childcare allowance as part of new measures designed to improve gender diversity at senior levels...

More funding for long day care services to deliver kindergarten
OECEC (Qld) - The Hon Geoff Wilson - October 5, 2010

A further 201 long day care services throughout the state would now receive up to $6.5 million per annum over three years to provide a quality early education...

Child-care gains to bring fee-rise pain
Daily Telegraph - Jane Hansen - October 3, 2010

AUSTRALIA''S biggest child- care operator, ABC Learning Centres, will increase fees by up to $20 a day next year, firing up a war of words with Child Care Minister Kate Ellis...

The great nursery debate
The Guardian (UK) - Amelia Gentleman - October 2, 2010

Does nursery daycare harm children? Is there an alternative? Should mothers stay at home? For decades, these questions have panicked parents...

Parents care for quality, not cost, of childcare
The Advertiser - Candice Keller - October 02, 2010

An online poll conducted this week for Early Childhood Australia has revealed 92 per cent of almost 700 respondents think the quality of children's care and education is more important...

Desmond Morris: TV as good as books for toddlers
The Guardian - Amelia Hill - October 01, 2010

Anthropologist attacks 'cultural snobbery' in contentious new book on development of preschool children. A child can get at least as much from watching television as reading a book...

Kate Ellis Speech - ECA National Conference
The Hon Kate Ellis, MP - October 1, 2010

I appreciate that there has been some discussion amongst the sector around the structure of the new Ministerial appointments and I might just take a moment to explain why I believe that...

Sleep positioners for babies can kill
Sydney Morning Herald - September 30, 2010

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned parents and child care providers to stop using the mats with bolster pillows...

Peter Garrett Speech - ECA National Conference
The Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP - September 29, 2010

As Minister for Early Childhood I will lead our broader policy reforms associated with early childhood development. As Minister for Child Care, Kate Ellis will focus more specifically...

Centres failing toddlers a national report reveals
Herald Sun - Sue Dunlevy - September 23, 2010

ONE in five of the nation's childcare centres fails to change nappies hygenically, protect kids from dangerous products or ensure children get enough sleep...

Concerns over RFID chips to track preschool children
Democracy NOW (USA) - September 09, 2010

Privacy advocates are raising concerns over the use of RFID chips to help track students at a public pre-school in California. The technology is being tested on 240 preschool students...

Profits under spotlight
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - September 20, 2010

COLLAPSED childcare giant ABC Learning Centres had an odd invoicing system, one that - had shareholders known about - would have sent alarm bells ringing...