Fees for child care jump by 10% in two years
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - July 30, 2008

PARENTS are now paying an average of $233 a week for child care, a jump of more than 10per cent in two years, new Federal Government figures show...

Children in care 60 hours a week
The Age - Carol Nader - July 29, 2008

HUNDREDS of children are spending 60 hours or more a week in child care, a Federal Government report has revealed. Highlighting the struggle for many...

Life's high wire act
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 26, 2008

Fifteen years of debate hasn't fixed the work-life imbalance, a new study finds...

Babies share office space
The Australian - Julia Stirling - July 26, 2008

Affordable quality child care in the US and Australia is out of reach for many families. Couple this with a lack of paid maternity and parental leave...

Childcare subsidies don't help families
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - July 23, 2008

INCREASES in childcare subsidies have not had a direct effect on getting more women into the workplace, according to a study. And government childcare subsidies have failed...

Child care costs balloon
The Australian - Jennifer Buckingham - July 23, 2008

THE relationship between child care and the participation of mothers in the paid workforce seems obvious: if child care was more affordable, more mothers would work...

The ABC of lawyering
The Age - Michael West - July 22, 2008

Eddy Groves''s annus horribilis just got uglier. The childcare king is now in the sights of litigation funder IMF for failing to disclose shadowy development...

Nursery school demand soars as older mothers return to their careers
Telegraph (UK) - Martin Beckford - 21 Jul 2008

Record numbers of mothers are going back to work, experts claim, driving a boom for Britain's nursery schools. A comprehensive new report shows more than half...

Child care strategy to stop bullying
Courier Mail - Melanie Christiansen - July 17, 2008

CONCERN about bullying in Queensland schools has prompted the state's child care industry to adopt a strategy to stop it...

Childcare 'beyond' low-earners
BBC News (UK) - July 16, 2008

A quarter of parents on low incomes are unable to work because they cannot afford childcare, research conducted for Save the Children suggests...

Paid parental leave a better investment than child-care: expert
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - July 15, 2008

A WELL-PAID maternity leave scheme of at least one year would be best for children's development, much better than a system that forced mothers back to work...

They don't have to f%*k you up
The Guardian (UK) - Wendy Berliner - July 15, 2008

The study has proved that high-quality preschool can ameliorate the effects of social disadvantage and break the cycle of deprivation, but it needs to be...

New action to protect children with allergic reactions
ABC Online - July 14, 2008

New laws enforcing safety standards to deal with life-threatening allergies comes into force in Victorian schools and children's centres today...

Boy's face 'rubbed in faeces' at childcare
NEWS.com.au - Alex Dickinson - July 14, 2008

A FORMER Ipswich childcare worker has been charged by police for allegedly rubbing a dirty nappy in the face of a four-year-old autistic boy who cannot talk...

Finding could cause long-term pain for ABC
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - July 10, 2008

A SUCCESSFUL competition watchdog lawsuit against ABC Learning Centres could potentially cause long-term problems for the childcare operator...