Childcare plan to be applauded
Courier Mail - Barrie Elvish - April 21, 2008

The proposed parent-and-child centres will be universal, high-quality and affordable for all Australian children to the age of 5…

Kevin's here to help blow the dough
The Australian - Glenn Milne - April 21, 2008

Low-cost universal child care will therefore have the effect of simply shifting the children of non-working parents from parental and informal care to formal care...

Nobel laureate inspired policy
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - April 19, 2008

The Government's early childhood policy for last year's election made much of the work of Professor Heckman, a Nobel laureate in economic sciences...

Bosses offer perks to keep staff
NEWS.com.au - Andrea Mayes and Antyhony DeCeglie - April 19, 2008

"Affordable childcare and the ability to salary sacrifice childcare expenses were favoured options, although accessible parking facilities and allowing ...

Rudd's baby farms not great for kids
The Australian - Peter Saunders and Jessica Brown - April 18, 2008

Perhaps Rudd, his ministers and the childcare cheer squad should take time to reflect on some of the problems before they plough ahead...

Rudd's 2020 hindsight
The Age - Misha Schubert - April 18, 2008

In December 2004, in a ten-year strategy for child care and early learning, Britain vowed to expand its scheme for children expand its scheme for children...

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defends his one-stop childcare proposal
ABC TV - Lateline - April 17, 2008

After unleashing his grand vision for the future of childcare, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is now backing away from committing to the proposal...

Barbara Romeril and Juliet Bourke discuss Kevin Rudd's childcare proposal
ABC TV - Lateline - April 17, 2008

Barbara Romeril and Juliet Bourke join Lateline to talk about Kevin Rudd's vision for universal childcare, pre-school and child health...

Rudd's one-stop shops not cheap - Nelson
NEWS.com.au - April 17, 2008

"The idea of having a one-stop shop in most things is appealing - childcare, early learning, parental education...," Dr Nelson told ABC radio...

Childcare could go private, says Rudd
Sydney Morning Herald - April 17, 2008

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the private sector could play a key role in his proposal to introduce universal childcare, but he has stressed that it's far...

McKew flags school year overhaul
The Australian - Samantha Maiden - April 17, 2008

CHILDCARE parliamentary secretary Maxine McKew wants to overhaul the school year timetable to give working parents greater flexibility with holidays...

McKew wants schools open for holidays
The Australian - Samantha Maiden - April 17, 2008

The Parliamentary Secretary for Childcare, charged by Kevin Rudd with reforming early childhood services, said today she wanted to spark anational debate...

Gillard flags childcare tax rebate increase
ABC Online - April 17, 2008

Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard says it will be possible to have both private and publicly funded services in the one-stop childcare centres proposed by...

SA bid to lead childcare reform
ABC Online - April 17, 2008

The South Australian Government will nominate itself to lead the nation in childcare reform when education ministers meet in Melbourne today...

Commercialising child care is 'flawed'
The Age - April 17, 2008

Community Child Care Association executive director Barbara Romeril said Mr Rudd's belief that involving the private sector would make services better was...