Councils in their sights: angry ratepayers demand more say
Sydney Morning Herald – Robert Wainwright - August 25, 2007

Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council had failed to notify residents in Roseville Chase that a man wanted to open a gun shop across the road from a child-care...

Threat to Whitten Oval plan
The Age – Cameron Houston - August 25, 2007

The club expects to make about $700000 a year from the redevelopment, which will include a hall of fame, community sports centre and child-care centre.

Childcare faces APEC chaos
Daily Telegraph - Peter Gosnell - August 24, 2007

Mother of four boys Rosslyn Peschke feels levying the fee on a day when there was no childcare was one indignity too many. "APEC's a political agenda which...

Room for 30000 kids in child care
Melbourne Herald Sun - Ben Packham - August 23, 2007

"The Howard Government's childcare numbers don't break down into age groups or the type of child care," Ms Macklin said. She said at the Blackburn South ABC...

Childcare shortage a myth - Government
NEWS.com.au – Julie Tullberg - August 22, 2007

By Julie Tullberg THERE are up to 30000 childcare vacancies a day in Victoria despite Labor claims that places are hard to find, the Federal Government says...

1200 more nannies for families
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy - August 22, 2007

The Federal Government has expanded the In Home Care program which provides the benefit worth up to $168.50 a week to families unable to access childcare...

You spent the bonus, now here's the DVD
Sydney Morning Herald – Stephanie Peatling - August 22, 2007

Announcements such as yesterday's will be followed by much larger amounts of money in areas like child care and flexible working arrangements as the parties...

Up in arms over gun shop
Daily Telegraph – August 22, 2007

LETHAL semi-automatic guns have been approved for sale in a shop metres from a Sydney pre-school attended by 30 children. Parents who say they fear the...

One in five parents unaware of care benefit
NEWS.com.au – Carla Danaher - August 20, 2007

Careforkids.com.au founder Roxanne Elliott said it was amazing how many qualifying parents did not apply for the CCB. "We can only assume that there is...

Childcare centres neglected, inspectors axed
NEWS.com.au – Joe Hildebrand - August 20, 2007

CHILDREN at NSW childcare centres have been locked in storerooms, abandoned after-hours, exposed to dogs and even had to put up with a staff member's...

Fretting won't get you anywhere
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - August 18, 2007

Women in their 30s are plunging into procreation in proper disregard of the grim statistics on child-care vacancies and the gender division of housework in...

Non-medication treatment for early childhood ADHD
Lehigh University News - August 16, 2007

Project Achieve demonstrates how non-medicinal interventions are effective in treating ADHD symptoms in early childhood...

Medical centres struggle to cope with flu patients
The 7:30 Report – Scott Bevan – August 15, 2007

At this Sydney child care centre, the flu has been afflicting not only the little ones, but their carers as well...

Mattel recalls 18 million toys
NEWS.com.au – August 15, 2007

US toy maker Mattel is recalling more than 18 million Chinese-made toys worldwide, including more than 460,000 in Australia, citing injuries to at least three children...

Fathers taking more care of kids
Melbourne Herald Sun – Carla Danaher – August 14, 2007

Deakin University education psychologist Helen McGrath predicts parents will be even older and childcare centres will be less popular...