Brisbane's most popular suburbs to raise a family
Brisbane Times - Lydia Lunch - September 20, 2019

There's a little-known place east of Brisbane's CBD where households in quiet suburban streets hand out lollies to dozens of children each Halloween. Wakerley also happens to be home to the highest concentration of children in the greater Brisbane area, according to census data...

SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative grant now open
Mirage News - September 20, 2019

Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland Government cover kids from the harsh Queensland sun. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said funding provided through the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative will increase the number of shaded areas at early childhood centres...

Why I Bought G8 Education (GEM) Shares
RaskMedia - Anthony Vilella - September 20, 2019

In my opinion, G8 Education is successfully leveraging the large economic tailwinds of today’s society. Childcare growth is potentially driven by the increasing pressure on family budgets, which has resulted in both parents having to work, often multiple jobs, to cover the increasing costs...

Childcare centres raise concerns about air quality in Fyshwick
RiotACT - John Thistleon - September 20, 2019

Childcare centres in Fyshwick and surrounding suburbs, as well as Old Narrabundah Community Council, say more research is needed before three scrap metal processing machines are allowed in a new development in their neighbourhood. Childcare operators say Fyshwick is ideal...

Lenders in new push to clamp down on borrowers' hidden debt
Australian Financial Review - Duncan Hughes - September 19, 2019

Applicants for loans, or top-ups, will also be asked to explain any differences between school and other childcare expenses, and what is on their declared expenses. It is the latest push by lenders attempting to flush out undisclosed debt or future liabilities the borrower could be...

Doctors report increase in gastro illnesses with dozens of outbreaks in child care and nursing homes
The Courier Mail QLD News - Janelle Miles - September 19, 2019

“We’re seeing a significant increase in gastroenteritis cases in the community and this is reflected in increased outbreaks in childcare centres and residential care facilities, which have the potential to spill over to hospital,” public health physician Madhumati Chatterji said. “We’re working closely...

Singapore's MindChamps shakes up Australian childcare
Australian Financial Review - Simon Evans - September 19, 2019

The chief executive of Singapore-listed childcare group MindChamps Pre-School Ltd aims to have 100 centres operating within three years in Australia in a national network across all capital cities. David Chiem said parents were voting with their feet and gravitating to centres with high-quality curriculums...

Making child care easier for families
Mirage News - September 18, 2019

The Morrison Government is cutting red tape to make it easier for families to use the Child Care Subsidy. In the December quarter, the Government provided $1.96 billion through the subsidy to assist more than 900,000 families access child care. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today...

New plan for child care
Whyalla News - Louis Mayfield - September 18, 2019

The Whyalla City Council will be implementing a new business plan that addresses 'cost neutral' models, maximises the child care subsidy, and potentially increases fees at the Whyalla Child Care Centre following a recent review. The centre's present business model involves...

New research learns about language in the ECEC classroom from a child’s perspective
The Sector - Freya Lucas - September 18, 2019

A recent US study, published in PLOS ONE has explored the linguistic environment of preschool children, seeking to learn more about how children are exposed to language in their classrooms. Researchers found that although children may be in the same room, each child in the...

$150m childcare centre portfolio pitched at investors
Australian Financial Review - Larry Schlesinger - September 18, 2019

Powerhouse childcare couple Mike Wu and Shan Kuo have put a national portfolio of seven centres up for grabs with hopes of securing more than $150 million in a sale-and-leaseback offering. The portfolio comprises four Brisbane childcare centres, two in Melbourne and one in Sydney...

NSW university, high school and childcare centre in lockdown after threatening phone call
Yahoo News - Olivia Lambert - September 17, 2019

A university, high school and childcare centre were in lockdown after Southern Cross University received a threatening phone call. Police were called to the university in Lismore, in northeastern NSW, after initial reports of a gunman on campus. A woman at a daycare centre...

Mosman parents urged to rally to save childcare
The Daily Telegraph - Andrea McCullagh, Mosman Daily - September 17, 2019

Parents are being urged to make one last push to save Mosman Occasional Child Care. The Allan Border Oval Pavilion redevelopment will be considered by the Mosman Local Planning Panel tomorrow. The matter will then be reported to the next council meeting...

Commercial property yields at Sydney auction hit residential levels
Australian Financial Review - Bo Seo - September 17, 2019

A G8 Education childcare centre at 10-12 Broadbent Avenue in south-west Sydney's Middleton Grange also sold at a low net yield of 3.85 per cent, at a price of just over $3 million. The firm's associate director Tom Doran said low interest rates had drawn out conservative investors...

46 public schools and preschools across SA to close an hour early this week as rolling stoppages continue
The Advertiser - Tim Williams - September 16, 2019

About 50 schools and preschools will shut down an hour early this week as teachers locked in an industrial battle with the State Government continue their rolling stoppages. The Australian Education Union’s action will be concentrated in Adelaide’s western and eastern suburbs...