Push for day care certificate
Sunshine Coast Daily - September 10, 2007

As of April 30, there were 85 licensed family day care schemes in Queensland, providing home-based child care. While coordinators of family day care are...

Mutant bug will keep on biting
Sydney Morning Herald - Louise Hall - September 9, 2007

A VIRULENT strain of gastroenteritis that has struck tens of thousands of people has two months left to run, threatening child-care centres...

Push to pay new mothers
NEWS .com.au – Elissa Lawrence - September 9, 2007

HISTORIC legislation will be introduced to the Senate this week that aims to make all working women eligible for 14 weeks' Government-funded maternity leave at the minimum wage.

Loophole leaves grandparents short
The Canberra Times – Emma MacDonald - September 9, 2007

A LOOPHOLE in Government benefits means some Canberra grandparents are raising their grandchildren without any financial support, while others are receiving...

Where is everybody?
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - September 8, 2007

HUNDREDS of outer-suburban Melbourne childcare centres face closure from lack of children as parents choose welfare over work...

Oldies left holding baby
Melbourne Herald Sun - September 8, 2007

Federal Opposition families spokeswoman Jenny Macklin said families were struggling with rising childcare costs. While family and friends were happy to help...

Are you ready for grandparents' rights?
Guardian Unlimited (UK) - September 8, 2007

…according to a recent survey, 64% of families with working parents rely on grandparents for at least some of their childcare…

One-minute solution to finding a nanny
Times Online (UK) - September 8, 2007

Harassed parents in France are jumping at the chance to arrange their childcare arrangements by quickfire interviews with aspiring candidates...

Families' babysitting burden
Courier Mail – Lachlan Heywood - September 7, 2007

In Brisbane alone, 120,000 families are bypassing paid child care, with the burden of looking after children under 15 increasingly falling on grandparents...

80000 children cared for free
NEWS.com.au – Laura Anderson - September 7, 2007

MORE than 80000 Adelaide residents are providing free child care for a friend, family member or colleague's child. Census data analysed by Labor...

Mums at work
The Age - Leon Gettler - September 5, 2007

I've always watched very closely how mothers go about getting the job done and then racing off home or to the school or child care centre...

Boys at great risk of abuse
Sunshine Coast Daily - Louisa Rust - September 5, 2007

Professor Freda Briggs told 130 Sunshine Coast-based child care workers the heartbreaking facts of insidious and unreported child abuse in Australia...

Bosses call for maternity help
NEWS.com.au - September 4, 2007

SOUTH Australia's peak employer group has called on the State Government to help fund maternity and paternity leave, child care, flexible working hours and...

Academic challenges cut pupils' antisocial behaviour, study says
The Guardian (UK) – James Meikle - September 3, 2007

They also said there was new evidence to show that some pre-school experience outside the home before the age of two has long term benefits...

Childcare centres failing on safety
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - September 3, 2007

ALMOST one in four childcare centres fails to keep potentially dangerous products, plants and objects away from children. At least 449 of 1972 centres...