'Toddler bonus' push to keep mums content
The Age – Deborah Gough – July 8, 2007

In effect, the bonus subsidises child-care costs, which range from $60 to $100 a day. It eases the financial strain of paid child care, which...

Hunt to identify killer flu
Sunday Times – Louise Pemble and Andrea Mayes – July 7, 2007

Dr Van Buynder said Perth parents had no need to panic if their children developed flu symptoms, or to keep them away from childcare centres...

Two lattes with the tin lids, please - hold the Hills hoist
Sydney Morning Herald – Catharine Munro – July 7, 2007

Even a tight squeeze on child care did not deter them. When the couple missed out on spots for their son Jake, now three, they hired a nanny - at twice the...

Urban crawl: pram army hits inner Sydney
Sydney Morning Herald - Catharine Munro - July 7, 2007

She recently sold a house for close to $1 million to a family which had no interest in the usual amenities, even child care, but wanted to be close to town...

Childcare fees hit roof
Courier Mail – Tanya Chilcott – July 7, 2007

PARENTS have been hit with childcare fee increases up to double the benefit they were handed in the Federal Budget. Centres and family day care facilities...

ABC accelerating growth
Melbourne Herald Sun – Liam Walsh – July 6, 2007

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres yesterday obtained shareholder backing to raise $1 billion for expansion, even as it promises to address concerns about...

Rise a 'slap in the face'
Courier Mail – Clinton Porteous – July 6, 2007

'This measly pay rise is a slap in the face for hard-working Australians and their families who are facing rising petrol prices, rents, child care and...

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…