Child Care News for Parents & Carers
September 6, 2017
Welcome, this week will an introduction to the proposed Au Pair Visa solve our child care blues? We look at the pros and cons of this most flexible form of care and did you know that stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death in small children? New research looks at motor recovery among children following a stroke.

Plus, it's Early Childhood Educators Day so take time to say thank you to all of the amazing educators and their contributions.
Au pairs: Posh or practically perfect?
Once the domain of well-heeled households, au pairs are becoming an increasingly popular way for 'regular' parents to add some je ne sais quoi to their child care arrangements.

Combining culture with cost-effectiveness, hosting an au pair can be an enriching and practical solution for families. And thanks to a proposed 'au pair visa', Australians could welcome foreign helpers into their homes for longer.

First though, what exactly is an au pair? And what are the pros and cons of inviting this kind of child carer into the living room?
Vital research into childhood stroke
Stroke is often associated with older people, so it may come as a surprise to learn that stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death in children. It is particularly common in newborns, and in their first week of life, a term baby has a stroke risk three times that of a hypertensive, smoking, diabetic adult.

This is a sobering thought, and there are also ongoing challenges for young stroke survivors. So it may come as another surprise that there has been precious little research into childhood stroke.

Fortunately, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has gone some way to remedying this, by looking at youngsters' motor skills function after a stroke.
Unsure about your child care options?
Use our child care compass to find the best child care for your family
© 2017 - All rights reserved®
Care For Kids Internet Services Pty Ltd
ABN 55 104 145 735
PO Box 543 Balmain NSW 2041

Contact Us | Feedback
Products & Services
Advanced listings
Advertise with Us
Daily News