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...

Childcare in crisis
Daily Telegraph - Joe Hildebrand - June 14, 2007

This is the Waverley Child Care Centre, the face of Sydney's childcare crisis and possibly the most in-demand daycare centre in the country...

Clinic to tackle allergies
Courier Mail - June 14, 2007

However, she said, it would not address the need for more training of teachers and childcare workers. She said there were only about 10 nurses in Queensland...

Union wage agreements falling behind
Sydney Morning Herald - Mark Davis - June 11, 2007

He said that in addition to the 2 per cent pay rises, the agreement preserved and extended a series of 'work value' increases in award rates for child-care...

Throw out the bathwater to save the baby's skin
Brisbane Times - Louise Hall - Jun 10, 2007

BATHING babies too often may cause skin problems such as eczema and rashes, experts warn. Today's infants are twice as likely to suffer from skin problems ...

Brough issues warning to childcare operators
ABC Online – June 9, 2007

The federal Minister for Families Mal Brough has warned childcare operators across Australia not to increase prices in line with increases in childcare...

Daycare children 'more antisocial'
Scotland on Sunday, UK - Jun 9, 2007

EVIDENCE is mounting that young children who spend significant periods of time in daycare while their parents work are more prone to developing aggressive...

St George offers employees grandparental leave
The Age – Megan Shaw – June 8, 2007

St George's human resources head, Brett Wright, said there was anecdotal evidence that grandparents had resigned from companies to help with child care...

Employers innovate amid continuing skills shortage

The Age – Nabila Ahmed – June 8, 2007 ...forecast more difficult times for employers, corporate Australia said it was implementing incentives such as flexible hours, on-site child care and...

Room for a boom
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - June 6, 2007

And a 30 per cent childcare rebate is soon to be paid in a lump sum. But Opposition families spokeswoman Jenny Macklin said child care was not affordable ...

ABC's Eddy hits back
NEWS.com.au – Anthony Marx – June 4, 2007

ABC Learning Centres chief executive Eddy Groves fired back yesterday at his critics, who have complained about the company's...

Eddy Groves explains capital raising move
ABC TV Inside Business - Alan Kohler - June 3, 2007

ALAN KOHLER: In Australia, you haven't just consolidated, you haven't just bought child care centres, you actually changed the culture in a way...

Families owe Govt thousands
Daily Telegraph – Linda Silmalis – June 3, 2007

FAMILIES still owe the Federal Government a staggering $180 million worth of family and child-care tax, with the average balance for each household around...

Uni plans 'tiered' child care
The Age - Reid Sexton - June 3, 2007

The document, written in March by Vice-Principal and Academic Registrar Gillian Luck, said the university should outsource a new child-care centre at its...