Underpaid childcare worker sacked by SMS
Melbourne Herald Sun – November 29, 2007

A CHILDCARE centre group in New South Wales has been fined $16875 for underpaying a worker by more than $5000 then sacking her by a mobile phone text...

Shareholder questions tender ABC Learning process
Melbourne Herald Sun – Liam Walsh - November 29, 2007

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres had tender processes questioned at a meeting where it talked up Labor's federal election win and the possibility of a...

Hairy Poppins and Mary
Sydney Morning Herald - Sacha Molitorisz - November 29, 2007

Part of the reason I started thinking about nannying generally was the fervent response to last week's blog about childcare/daycare/preschool...

ABC Learning finds it's not child's play in Canada
Courier Mail – Liam Walsh – November 25, 2007

They did not have anything," recalls Elson, who has been involved in accrediting child care in Canada. The June meeting in a small Edmonton conference room...

Independents set sights on young students
Sydney Morning Herald – Anna Patty - November 24, 2007

INDEPENDENT schools in Sydney are building their own child-care centres to help retain good teachers, improve revenue sources and smooth the transition into...

What happens when dad looks after the kids?
University of Bristol (UK) - November 23, 2007

Boys who spend at least 15 hours a week in their father’s care as toddlers perform worse in academic assessments when they start school...

Childcare operator downgrades profit forecast
Melbourne Herald Sun – Liam Walsh – November 22, 2007

ABC Learning Centres has warned profits will fall below expectations in the first such downgrade for the listed childcare giant...

Childcare rebate, free kinder seal it for this mum
Melbourne Herald Sun – Fay Burstin – November 22, 2007

Tax, child care, education and first-home saver rebates, extra health services and cash for parents and grandparents are among goodies promised...

Families to pocket extra $40 a week
Advertiser Adelaide – Steve Lewis – November 19, 2007

Policies designed to ease the squeeze include lifting the childcare rebate from 30 to 50 per cent, offering a 50 per cent education tax refund and up to...

Children are for life, not just for kissing (during elections)
The Age - Rob Moodie - November 18, 2007

Apart from tax rebates for child care, a new TV channel for kids, and a laptop on every child's desk, there has been little focus on children's wellbeing...

Nowhere to go for hundreds of children as child-care centres close
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - November 17, 2007

CHILD-CARE centres in six NSW country towns and one in Sydney - once linked to the corporate giant ABC Learning Centres - will close next Friday...

Labor's $200m will get 65000 kids off waiting lists
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - November 17, 2007

VICTORIAN parents will get up to 65 new childcare centres as part of an Opposition push to ease the burden on the groaning system...

Mixed reaction to ALP plan for 65 new centres
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - November 17, 2007

Annette Maloney and her husband Peter have been so depressed at the lack of child care around Port Melbourne they have put off having another child...

The mother of all campaigns
The Australian - Jamie Walker - November 17, 2007

New to this baby business - the sleep deprivation, juggling work and child care - they look forward to their Thursday afternoons, sharing a giggle and...

Women workers nasty to mums
Daily Telegraph - November 16, 2007

The results come from a new survey by child care search service, CareforKids.com.au. Researchers surveyed 300 mothers on attitudes in and out of the...