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...

Parents, childcare workers collide
Melbourne Herald Sun – Susie O'Brien – June 1, 2007

PARENTS and childcare workers are clashing over how to raise children, a new study has found. Discipline, toileting, the value of messy play and solid food...

Little helpers
Sydney Morning Herald – Annette Sampson – May 30, 2007

But unlike most other tax breaks, which you claim at the end of the financial year concerned, the rebate is claimed in arrears...

Modern Children Sleep Less
ABC AM – Timothy McDonald - May 29, 2007

A study from the University of South Australia says children today are going to bed half an hour later than they did 20 years ago...

Babies Show Bilingual Potential
ABC Health & Medical News - May 25, 2007

Babies can tell the difference between two languages by the expressions on the speakers' faces, at just four months old, a new study shows…...

Half childcare fees 'paid for you'
NEWS.com.au – Stephen Lunn – May 30, 2007

MOST families using childcare will have more than half their fees covered by the Howard Government as a result of the budget changes...

Half your childcare bills covered
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy – May 30, 2007

MORE than 50 per cent of parents' childcare bills will be paid by the Government from July when childcare subsidies increase,...

Child-care half paid in benefits: minister
Sydney Morning Herald – Stephanie Peatling - May 30, 2007

SOME parents have as much as 98 per cent of their child-care fees paid by Federal Government benefits and most families had more than half their fees...

Fast Eddy's bid appears easy as ABC
The Age – Stephen Bartholomeusz – May 30, 2007

EDDY Groves moves at a breakneck pace. In the six years that ABC Learning Centres has been listed, its enterprise value has grown from $25 million to more...