Childcare centres failing on safety
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - September 3, 2007

ALMOST one in four childcare centres fails to keep potentially dangerous products, plants and objects away from children. At least 449 of 1972 centres...

Childcare centres 'lift' IQ
The Age - Denise Ryan - September 3, 2007

GOOD quality childcare increases a child's IQ scores, but informal care by family or friends can have a negative effect, according to new research...

ALP to nip heavyweights in the bud
The Age – Deborah Gough - September 2, 2007

CHILD-CARE centres and kindergartens would get guidelines on healthy eating and exercise to tackle the growing girth of the nation, under a Labor policy...

Marketers merchants of menace
Melbourne Herald Sun – Susie O’Brien - September 1, 2007

PEER pressure starts earlier than ever because children are spending more time in child care. Groups such as the Parents Jury and Young Media Australia…

Now it's pre-school stress
NEWS.com.au - Mark Schliebs - August 31, 2007

PRE-SCHOOLERS are stressing themselves out about kindergarten six months before they even have their first day of school, new research has...

IQ at five foretells earning potential
Sydney Morning Herald – Anna Patty - August 31, 2007

"There is no evidence of any adverse effects on kids of formal child care. It would seem logical for government to focus more resources in that direction...

Focus on universities all wrong
Australian IT – Justine Ferrari - August 31, 2007

"The most effective way to get underprivileged kids going to college is to invest in them in the early stages, in childcare and preschool to beef up the...

£21bn plan for teaching infants 'has not worked'
Daily Mail (UK) – Steve Doughty - August 27, 2007

Huge state spending on nursery education and childcare has failed to improve toddlers' ability to learn, damning research showed yesterday...

Rate rise eats into family budgets
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Irvine – August 30, 2007

Higher child-care and education costs also contributed to the disproportionate rise for working households. The Opposition treasury spokesman, Wayne Swan...

Experts warn of gastro epidemic
The Age - Christian Catalano - August 28, 2007

"This is in settings such as aged care, nursing homes and child-care centres." It is believed noro virus was responsible for the gastro outbreak at the San...

Groves shows the ABC of expansion
Sydney Morning Herald - August 28, 2007

THE child-care provider ABC Learning Centres is promising more fun times this year, with further acquisitions in the US. ABC, the world's largest publicly...

ABC Learning profit soars 76pc
News.com.au – August 27, 2007

SHARES in childcare giant ABC Learning Centres have jumped by more than three per cent, after the company announced a annual profit lift of 76 per cent.

Experts warn of virulent gastro strain
ABC Online - August 27, 2007

Parents have been warned that the disease could hit hardest in crowded environments like childcare centres. Eaxperts say last year's strain of the virus has...

Organic gardening for toddlers at eco-preschool
Sydney Morning Herald – Hannah Edwards – August 26, 2007

Easy being green ... trainee child-care worker Kristy Blanch and her young charges in the herb garden of their Balgowlah Eco-Preschool...

Fear of recession grips US
Courier Mail – Liam Walsh – August 25, 2007

Childcare group ABC Learning Centres, which has faced questions about its rapid US expansion, this month said the subprime jitters had not affected...