Britons are embracing the 24/7 world
The Age – Jackie Ashley – June 19 2007

'We need our people, ready and alert, 24/7,' says the sharp-suited, childless career woman, to the single mother with no chance of weekend child care or the...

Preschool funding inequality
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy – June 19 2007

Federal Families and Community Services Minister Mal Brough says 3500 childcare places could be freed up if NSW funded preschools at the same rate as other...

Preschools run for profit?
The Age – Margaret Cook – June 18 2007

THE demand for preschool education may eventually result in for-profit centres in Victoria according to a visiting academic from the US...

Federal Member calls for urgent action to lower child sexual abuse
ABC Regional Online - June 18 2007

'I think what this report highlights yet again, is the importance and priority of education starting from when kids, pre-school and child care...

Too easy a ride into private gold
Sydney Morning Herald – Peter van Onselen – June 18, 2007

After losing his seat at the 2004 election, the minister for children and youth affairs, Larry Anthony, joined the board of the child-care company ABC...

Property conflict denied
Melbourne Herald Sun - June 18, 2007

THE federal minister responsible for delivering childcare rebates to Australian families, Peter Dutton, has been forced to defend a family investment...

Child care threat
Melbourne Herald Sun – Peter Rolfe – June 17, 2007

Community Child Care association director Barbara Romeril said concerns about rising childcare fees were widespread. 'There is definitely concern that there ...

Preschool 'ignored'
Border Mail - June 16, 2007

'If it wasn't for the Commonwealth-funded child-care system providing accredited preschools then there would be far less again,' Mr Brough said...

Child care change anger
Melbourne Herald Sun - Carla Danaher - June 16, 2007

CHILDCARE groups are outraged over proposed changes to the way centres are accredited, fearing quality will plummet. Community Childcare says the...

Halt fees grab call
Courier Mail – Heywood – June 15, 2007

AUSTRALIA'S consumer watchdog could be called in to stop childcare centres swallowing up increased government subsidies meant for parents...

Nurseries told to open at the weekends
Times Online UK – Rosemary Bennett – June 14, 2007

Childcare nurseries must open at weekends and in the evenings to cater for the demands of modern working life, according to a government-backed survey of...

Halt fees grab call
Courier Mail - Lachlan Heywood - June 15, 2007

AUSTRALIA'S consumer watchdog could be called in to stop childcare centres swallowing up increased government subsidies meant for parents...

Kids, sport and overuse injury
ABC Health Matters - Peter Lavelle - June 14, 2007

Sports-mad kids who play sport and train constantly are vulnerable to overuse injury, say paediatricians. ...

Childcare fees hike a grab for subsidies, Opposition says
ABC Online - June 14, 2007

The Federal Opposition has called on childcare providers to explain why fees are going up. Opposition families spokeswoman Jenny Macklin says the country's...

Fee rise to slice childcare rebate
NEWS.com.au - Lachlan Heywood - June 14, 2007

By Lachlan Heywood Centre operators already have started raising fees after last month's Budget increased the childcare benefit 13 per cent to help parents...