Does early schooling harm our children?
Telegraph (UK) – August 2, 2007

Child development expert Elizabeth Hartley Brewer on why she supports the call for children to start school later...

Child raising costs soar
Advertiser Adelaide – Laura Anderson – August 2, 2007

A CHILD in Adelaide costs parents about $15000 a year to raise, with child care the highest cost by far. A report released by the Department of Families and...

Brisbane childcare cost doubled: ABS
ABC Regional Online - Australia

Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show childcare costs in Brisbane have doubled since 2001, with a 17 per cent increase in the...

Childcare costs up 23pc: Labor
NEWS.com.au – Laura Anderson – August 1, 2007

Mr Brough, however, said the Government had announced a 13.3 per cent increase in the Child Care Benefit and made improvements to improve access to the...

Childcare cost wallop
NEWS.com.au – Carla Danaher – July 30, 2007

MELBOURNE parents have been the hardest hit in the country by rising childcare costs, new figures reveal. Melbourne families have had the biggest increase...

Whole new generation of kids left home alone
Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew West – July 29, 2007

AUSTRALIA is at risk of raising a new generation of latchkey children, home alone because their working parents are unable to arrange child care at short...

Germany sets high baby goals
The Age – Andrew McCathie - July 28, 2007

During the 1990s the talk was about closing schools and child-care centres in major metropolitan areas. Now families in many areas are facing long waiting...

Real danger of promises
Daily Telegraph – Zoe Taylor - July 26, 2007

Can you imagine how many parents would take great pleasure in challenging Rudd to fix their particular childcare problem? After two years on a waiting list...

Charity seeks childcare reform to support back-to-work plan
The Guardian UK – Sara Gaines – July 25, 2007

Childcare charity the Daycare Trust spoke to lone parents across England. They found care and activities outside school hours were too expensive...

Risky games children play
ABC Regional Online - July 20, 2007

A Hobart childcare provider, Lady Gowrie has received a $30 000 grant from the State Government to design a play area giving children more adventure...

Young babies risk SIDS when sitting
ABC Health & Medical News – July 19, 2007

Very young babies face a small risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, when seated, and not only when they are lying down, according to a new study…

Six preschools to become childcare centres
Brisbane Times – July 19, 2007

'What we are doing is providing nearby services in those specific areas with more childcare services and longer opening hours,' Mr Pitt said...

Rudd childcare plan outlined
Melbourne Herald Sun - July 19, 2007

The Labor Leader yesterday laid out a plan for a new Office of Work and Family, which would publish figures on childcare centre fees and vacancies...

Rudd promises monitoring of child-care fees
The Age – Misha Schubert – July 19, 2007

KEVIN Rudd has pledged to create a government agency to monitor soaring child-care fees. In his bid to attract voters uneasy about growing financial...

Rudd's tax-free creches
Daily Telegraph – Malcolm Farr – July 19, 2007

By Malcolm Farr LABOR last night called for a national debate on shaking up the tax system by exempting work-based childcare from FBT...