ASX childcare CEOs say no need for tantrums
Financial Review - Simon Evans - May 20, 2019

ASX-listed childcare operators say there won't be much downside from the Labor Party's proposed $4 billion childcare package now vanishing after the surprise election result, and it might actually help in lifting long-term returns for investors. Gary Carroll, the chief executive of G8 Education said occupancy rates were improving...

‘Can we rely on you?’: What not to say to mothers returning to work
Women's Agenda - Karen Gately - May 20, 2019

Consciously or otherwise, far too many employers continue to operate under false assumptions about women returning to work. It’s incredibly common, for example, to hear women complain of being ‘grilled’ about their childcare arrangements, or the impact their need to look after children will have on their ability to be reliable ...

Think Childcare And Education Limited (TNK.AX) Placed Under the Lens
Easton Contributor - May 20, 2019

Think Childcare And Education Limited (TNK.AX) shares have sparked the interest of some chartists as the Money Flow Index has dropped below 30, potentially heading for key 20 levels. The Money Flow Index is an indicator that utilizes the volume and volatility of an asset to determine the buying or selling pressure of an asset...

The Stock Market Winners and Losers From Australia's Election
Bloomberg - Tim Smith and Matthew Burgess - May 20, 2019

Child Care: Childcare providers rallied on Labor’s plans to increase childcare subsidies for those on lower incomes, with families earning up to A$174,000 ($120,000) a year promised they would be able to claim a rebate. RBC Capital analyst Garry Sherriff wrote in a note last month the proposal was a net positive...

ACA is keen to work with government to put needs of Australia’s young children
Mirage News - May 19, 2019

Australia’s peak body for private long day early learning services, the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) extends its congratulations to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition on their federal election win. “The community engagement during the lead up to this election has shown that ..."

What the Morrison government promised to do next
The Age - Zach Hope - May 18, 2019

Early childhood. The budget pledged $453 million to fund four-year-old kindergarten for another year and ensure children have access to 15 hours a week of preschool in the year before school. The Coalition has not outlined any long-term early childhood measures beyond its reforms of 2018...

Deadly asbestos found at Ashfield Pool redevelopment site
The Daily Telegraph - Ben Pike - May 18, 2019

A local council has been accused of caring more about car fumes from WestConnex than asbestos in a major Sydney redevelopment site. Local residents and businesses — including a childcare centre — have not been told by Inner West Council about the discovery of the potentially deadly building material...

New laws allow marina precinct changes at Royal Pines Resort
Mirage News - May 18, 2019

The Palaszczuk Government has approved changes to the Royal Pines Resort’s development scheme to allow a child care centre, commercial services and a recreational facility in the future. “This amendment is about ensuring that young families have the option to access to child care close to their home ..."

We need 21st century thinking for childcare
Weekend Switzer - Fi Bendall - May 17, 2019

Regardless of who is in power, childcare is one of the biggest policy challenges facing the government. It’s a complex area with lots of moving parts and numerous stakeholders. It’s also an emotive area because it involves the care of our children and has a massive impact on the finances ...

Union agreements are among possible options for implementing childcare pay rise
Brisbane Times - Anna Patty - May 17, 2019

Union negotiated wage agreements will be among options a Labor government would consider to implement its $9.9 billion pay rise for up to 100,000 childcare workers. Labor's employment spokesman Brendan O'Connor said "enterprise agreements, of course, would be one of the...

Kids Capers OOSH childcare centre to close at Northbridge
North Shore Times - Steven Deare - May 16, 2019

Parents on the north shore are scrambling for alternative childcare arrangements after learning a Northbridge centre will close its doors. The Kids Capers OOSH (out of school hours) centre at Northbridge will close on July 5 due to financial difficulties. Students from Cammeray and Northbridge public schools...

An amazing array of alpaca appreciation for ALIA storytime event
The Sector - Freya Lucas - May 16, 2019

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) will again host National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) in 2019. On 22 May, more than 1 million children will be read aloud the same book, Matt Cosgrove’s Alpacas with Maracas. Each year for NSS a picture book, written and illustrated by...

New attack claims $14bn 'black hole' in childcare wages vow
The Australian - Greg Brown - May 16, 2019

The Morrison government has launched an 11th-hour attack on Bill Shorten’s plan to increase wages of childcare workers, claiming the policy could have a $14 billion black hole. A Labor spokesman labelled the Liberal Party analysis as “dishonest and dumb stuff” as campaign spokesman...

Find out how much childcare costs in your suburb
Brisbane Times - Lydia Lynch - May 15, 2019

"We were spending my whole income on daycare" and "the cost of childcare makes it pointless to work" are comments one often finds circulating in online parents' groups. The cost of childcare continues to be a major barrier for women returning to work - in Brisbane parents with two children...

Childcare centres back in vogue among investors
Australian Financial Review - Larry Schlesinger - May 15, 2019

Investors spent almost $8 million on two childcare centres in regional Queensland at an auction on Wednesday, in a sign of renewed confidence in the specialist sector after warnings last year of a glut of new supply. In Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, a Sanctuary Early Learning centre sold for $4.11 million...