Childcare cost wallop
NEWS.com.au – Carla Danaher – July 30, 2007

MELBOURNE parents have been the hardest hit in the country by rising childcare costs, new figures reveal. Melbourne families have had the biggest increase...

Whole new generation of kids left home alone
Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew West – July 29, 2007

AUSTRALIA is at risk of raising a new generation of latchkey children, home alone because their working parents are unable to arrange child care at short...

Germany sets high baby goals
The Age – Andrew McCathie - July 28, 2007

During the 1990s the talk was about closing schools and child-care centres in major metropolitan areas. Now families in many areas are facing long waiting...

Real danger of promises
Daily Telegraph – Zoe Taylor - July 26, 2007

Can you imagine how many parents would take great pleasure in challenging Rudd to fix their particular childcare problem? After two years on a waiting list...

Charity seeks childcare reform to support back-to-work plan
The Guardian UK – Sara Gaines – July 25, 2007

Childcare charity the Daycare Trust spoke to lone parents across England. They found care and activities outside school hours were too expensive...

Risky games children play
ABC Regional Online - July 20, 2007

A Hobart childcare provider, Lady Gowrie has received a $30 000 grant from the State Government to design a play area giving children more adventure...

Young babies risk SIDS when sitting
ABC Health & Medical News – July 19, 2007

Very young babies face a small risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, when seated, and not only when they are lying down, according to a new study…

Six preschools to become childcare centres
Brisbane Times – July 19, 2007

'What we are doing is providing nearby services in those specific areas with more childcare services and longer opening hours,' Mr Pitt said...

Rudd childcare plan outlined
Melbourne Herald Sun - July 19, 2007

The Labor Leader yesterday laid out a plan for a new Office of Work and Family, which would publish figures on childcare centre fees and vacancies...

Rudd promises monitoring of child-care fees
The Age – Misha Schubert – July 19, 2007

KEVIN Rudd has pledged to create a government agency to monitor soaring child-care fees. In his bid to attract voters uneasy about growing financial...

Rudd's tax-free creches
Daily Telegraph – Malcolm Farr – July 19, 2007

By Malcolm Farr LABOR last night called for a national debate on shaking up the tax system by exempting work-based childcare from FBT...

Mum's with part-time jobs are happier - report
NEWS.com.au - Patricia Karvelas and Jude Townend - July 18, 2007

Just a small proportion - 5.5 per cent - of families do not use childcare because they have problems with affordability, availability or quality...

Chronic virus shuts hospital wards
Brisbane Times – Georgina Robinson and Tony Moore - July 17, 2007

Children with the bug should stay home from school or child care, as should adults working in aged care, childcare or food handling industries...

Modern Britain is 'pulling families apart'
This is London (UK) – July 17, 2007

Mothers told the charity they felt pressured to go back to work by Government policies designed to push more pre-schoolers into childcare...

Families feel childcare and work pressures
Guardian Unlimited (UK) – Lucy Ward - July 17, 2007

The findings reflect 'the growing dilemmas over childcare British parents can feel when trying to juggle the many demands of modern life in a country that...