Child care costs spiral
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - April 25,2007

Opposition families spokeswoman Jenny Macklin said child care affordability dropped by more than 50 per cent since 2001, according to CPI figures...

Council CEO forks out to save
The Age - Clay Lucas - April 25,2007

Councillors said yesterday that cutting spending on child care was likely to be an area of focus for the consultants, who will release their report next...

Budget tax-cut tease
Daily Telegraph - Malcolm Farr - April 25,2007

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released yesterday increased pressure on the Government to help young families struggling with rising childcare...

Inflation relief for Howard
Advertiser Adelaide - Mark Kenny - April 25,2007

Opposition family and community services spokeswoman Jenny Macklin said the figures showed childcare costs had risen by 5.4 per cent over the same period...

Pilot Childcare Drive
Glasgow Daily Record - Scotland UK - April 24, 2007

LABOUR have promised a childcare revolution with nurseries open at weekends to help families into work. The move is designed to allow parents access to...

Saide's a super mum
North Shore Times - Janne Seletto - April 24, 2007

Mrs Nakkour is one of a growing number of home-based carers, supervised by the nationally-accredited Family Day Care child care service...

Howard woos women juggling family and jobs
The Age - Cosima Marriner - April 24, 2007

Mr Howard cited child care and flexibility in the workplace as two areas where the Government could help this constituency...

Filling a caring role has sandwich generation spread thin
The Age - Farah Farouque - April 24, 2007

Port Melbourne-based child care activist Rebecca Bartel, a working mother, felt the tug of care from two directions when her 63-year-old mother, Jan...

Generational meat in sandwich
Melbourne Herald Sun - April 23, 2007

'I think flexibility in the workplace is important, making sure that child care policies are right.' The sandwich generation term was coined in 1981 in the...

Time limits set for child care bodies
Daily Telegraph - April 23, 2007

NEW laws have come into effect in Victoria setting time limits for authorities dealing with neglected children who are placed in out-of-home care...

'Role for schools' in childcare support
Advertiser Adelaide - Paul Starick - April 23, 2007

Schools could do more to support child care and early childhood development, federal Education Minister Julie Bishop said yesterday...

Soil in for tests
Melbourne Herald Sun - April 23, 2007

SOIL samples have been taken from an inner-city childcare centre after contaminants were discovered in a nearby redevelopment site...

Anti-male prejudice plagues childcare
Sunday Herald - Glasgow, Scotland - April 22, 2007

Opportunities Commission in Scotland has shown that just 4% of childcare workers are male, although 27% of men say they would consider working in childcare...

Parents know the truth
Sunday Telegraph - April 22, 2007

Ms Clarke said the 139000 childcare vacancies the Government spoke about may not necessarily be offering quality programs. 'The fact that the childcare...

Cottesloe rare childcare hot spot
News.com.au - April 22, 2007

Leederville, Burswood and Cottesloe are among only a handful of suburbs in Australia without adequate childcare...