Why South Australia's childcare waitlist is growing
Adelaidenow - Tory Shepherd - July 04, 2010

SOUTH Australia's baby boom will put more pressure on an already struggling childcare system, experts say...

Government defends new childcare taxes
ABC Online - Stephen Dziedzic - July 2, 2010

The ACT Community Services Minister has rejected accusations that childcare costs will soar because centres are being hit with new regulations and taxes...

Coalition push on family daycare
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - July 02, 2010

TONY Abbott is framing a childcare policy that will boost family daycare, to shift the balance away from formal institutional long-day care...

Please, may we have some more?
Herald Sun - Felicity Williams - July 01, 2010

PARENTS of about 89,000 Australian children can't get adequate childcare services, government statistics show. About 28,000 children under 12 have a place in...

Welfare changes take effect from July
Sydney Morning Herald - Susanna Dunkerley - June 30, 2010

But more than 26000 families have been spared from a $300-a-year hike in childcare costs, after parliament ran out of time to pass the federal government's...

Survey shows migration not births driving growth
ABC Online - June 30, 2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show... the proportion of children in child care has risen from 17 to 22 per cent over the last decade...

G8 expansion spree nets 10 new childcare centres
Gold Coast Bulletin News - Shannon Willoughby - June 29, 2010

GOLD Coast childcare group G8 Education Limited has expanded its empire further, snapping up 10 more centres Australia wide. Yesterday's announcement sees...

Childcare Must Have Stronger Representation
Australia.TO - Dr Sharman Stone - June 28, 2010

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, should use the opportunity of a ministerial reshuffle to give the childcare sector representation from a stronger advocate…

Digging deeper to cover costs of living
Sydney Morning Herald - Danielle Teutsch and Matthew Benns - June 27, 2010

Childcare fees are also set to leap as the federal government's National Quality Framework comes into effect on July 1, requiring centres to lift...

Despite dozens of breaches, no childcare centre on 'shame' register
Courier Mail - Amanda Watt - June 25, 2010

A STATE Government online database established to "name and shame" rogue Queensland childcare centres remains empty five months after its launch...

Parents Left To Wonder
Australia.TO - Sharman Stone - June 25, 2010

The Gillard Government has let down parents on its first day by delaying consideration of amendments to pay the childcare rebate fortnightly...

Increase in childcare costs on hold
Sydney Morning Herald - June 24, 2010

Cuts in the federal childcare rebate, which would have hit 26000 families from July, have been put on hold. The cost of child care will jump by $300 a year...

Government Must Act Quickly On Child Care Rebate
Australia.to - Sharman Stone - June 24, 2010

“The Coalition has been urging the government to pay the child care rebate fortnightly to help families who now often face fees of up to $100 per day...

Govt urged to improve gender equality
Sydney Morning Herald - Susanna Dunkerley - June 23, 2010

Ms Broderick said child care was too expensive for many parents and a universally accessible and affordable system was needed. "An ordinary family sending...

Daycare centre may have exposed children to lead, asbestos
Sydney Morning Herald - Saffron Howden - June 23, 2010

THE proposed demolition of a former Bondi Junction service station used as a family daycare centre for the past 21 years has raised fears...