Working parents turn to 'granny nannies'
Telegraph.co.uk – Sarah Womack – July 3, 2007

But a spokesman for HSBC said the 'free child care' arrangement was not always as attractive for grandparents as it is for their children and grandchildren...

Grandparents meet childcare needs
BBC News UK - July 2, 2007

The study found that without the help of grandparents half of working parents would be forced to live on a tighter budget because of childcare costs......

Remembering lost children
Melbourne Herald Sun – Christpoher Bantik – July 3, 2007

Moreover, the SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping campaign has been attributed with changing key child-care practices. While these statistics are encouraging...

Curing an ailing system
The Age – Rob Moodie – July 2, 2007

Smart systems invest heavily in early childhood development -- not only in maternal and child health services but in universal child care, kindergartens and...

Child bonus to hold staff
Advertiser Adelaide – Cameron England – July 2, 2007

Some other organisations subsidise on-site childcare, however, Hassell said its employees preferred the flexibility of a payment...

Data on child care denied
The Age – Deborah Gough – July 1, 2007

VICTORIANS are allowed to know what the public thinks of roads but not what they think of child care. The Department of Human Services has refused access to...

Costello cash bonuses kick in
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy - June 30, 2007

But Opposition childcare spokeswoman Jenny Macklin has warned some families may not see much of the 13 per cent rise in childcare benefit with some...

Instant growth for the CBD
Melbourne Herald Sun - June 30, 2007

A childcare centre will be built, costing the city $7 million. When Docklands development is completed by 2020, the size of the CBD is expected to double…

Politics women do want
NEWS.com.au – Anita Quigley – June 30, 2007

Mrs Caines says her party will focus on 'supportive maternity care, paid maternity leave, access to quality childcare and support for carers'...

Children should start school a year later, independent report
The Scotsman (UK) – Craig Brown – June 30, 2007

He added, however, that the key to raising the school age was in the quality of pre-school education, with a low child-to-teacher ratio, which required a...

More play and less TV put children ahead of the game
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - June 29, 2007

Her fellow co-author, Alan Hayes, the institute's director, said the findings indicated the importance of preschool education to compensate for different...

Bound babies charges thrown out
NEWS.com.au – Alana Buckley-Carr – June 29, 2007

Lynda Carol Foulds, 46, and Siobhan Tapscott, 34, each pleaded not guilty to seven counts of common assault after police raided the Tommie Turtle Child Care...

Child-care centre condemns vandalism
ABC Regional Online - June 29, 2007

Repeated weekend vandal attacks on a child-care centre in Griffith, in southern New South Wales, has prompted its director to speak out and condemn the...

ABC loses appeal over missing toddler
The Age – Peter Gregory – June 29, 2007

Child care company ABC Developmental Learning Centres has failed in a bid to overturn a $200 fine imposed after a two-year-old boy went missing from one of...

Assault charges against child care workers dismissed
The Australian – Alana Buckley-Carr - June 28, 2007

ASSAULT charges against two child care workers, alleged to have tied babies legs together to get them to sleep, were thrown out of court today despite...