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Rising star of jazz scene charged with sex offences against minor - The Age

Rising star of jazz scene charged with sex offences against minor  The Age

An award-winning jazz musician anointed as a future star is expected to admit that he was sexually inappropriate with a child in his care.

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:20:00 GMT

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Charter Hall upgrades guidance on back of Folkestone acquisition - The Australian

Charter Hall upgrades guidance on back of Folkestone acquisition  The Australian

Property funds management group Charter Hall has upgraded its earnings guidance on the back of its acquisition of the Folkestone operation and strong ...

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:18:00 GMT

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MP Wilson asked voters for a third term - Collie Mail

MP Wilson asked voters for a third term  Collie Mail

Liberal MP for O'Connor Rick Wilson officially launched his re-election campaign on February 8, although he does not yet face an opponent from the Australian ...

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:00:00 GMT

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Policy Research Children living with drought need additional support, says UNICEF Australia Children and young people - The Sector

Policy Research Children living with drought need additional support, says UNICEF Australia Children and young people  The Sector

Children and young people living in drought affected New South Wales have told UNICEF Australia that the natural disaster has meant they have had to ...

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:38:49 GMT

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Wage growth slows in December quarter; childcare costs rising faster - The Sector

Wage growth slows in December quarter; childcare costs rising faster  The Sector

Compared to the September 2018 quarter, December saw a decrease in the rate of wage growth across Australia, according to the latest wage price index from ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:57:01 GMT

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China's craze for etiquette queen June Dally-Watkins - Sydney Morning Herald

China's craze for etiquette queen June Dally-Watkins  Sydney Morning Herald

At 91, Australia's queen of etiquette is still in high demand – teaching adoring students the ways of the West's polite society.

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:13:00 GMT

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Suffering in Silence report names the most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2018 - ABC News

Suffering in Silence report names the most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2018  ABC News

Bubonic plague, armed conflict, severe drought and typhoons — a new Suffering in Silence report details the crises that went largely unnoticed by the global ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:49:33 GMT

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Police say man who made online threats against Adelaide school was making a bomb - ABC News

Police say man who made online threats against Adelaide school was making a bomb  ABC News

Police have charged a man for allegedly making online threats to Ocean View College in the Adelaide suburb of Taperoo.

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:19:58 GMT

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Michelle Clarke Buys 40,000 Shares of Mayfield Childcare Ltd (ASX:MFD) Stock - Modern Readers

Michelle Clarke Buys 40,000 Shares of Mayfield Childcare Ltd (ASX:MFD) Stock  Modern Readers

Mayfield Childcare Ltd (ASX:MFD) insider Michelle Clarke bought 40000 shares of Mayfield Childcare stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 5th. The stock ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:03:26 GMT

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First lesson of play-based learning: include parents - Sydney Morning Herald

First lesson of play-based learning: include parents  Sydney Morning Herald

The importance of ''play-based learning'' for children in the early years of their life is well known (''Push to secure learning for all three and four year olds'', ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT

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More kids in child care with new system - EducationHQ Australia

More kids in child care with new system  EducationHQ Australia

More children are in childcare for more hours than the government envisaged under its new subsidy system, initial data shows.

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:36:57 GMT

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More kids in child care with new system - EducationHQ Australia

More kids in child care with new system  EducationHQ Australia

More children are in childcare for more hours than the government envisaged under its new subsidy system, initial data shows.

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:45:06 GMT

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Is it safe to carry out chiropractic care on babies? - Yahoo News

Is it safe to carry out chiropractic care on babies?  Yahoo News

An alarming video of a chiropractor treating a two-week-old baby has sparked questions over whether or not it is safe to treat infants.

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:22:46 GMT

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Demountable buildings ease ECEC demand in WA mining town - The Sector

Demountable buildings ease ECEC demand in WA mining town  The Sector

Seven demountable buildings have been supplied to an early childhood education and care (ECEC) centre in Western Australia's Kalgoorlie-Boulder area in a ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:45:12 GMT

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Policy Created with Sketch. Economics SA region receives drought-relief funding to build childcare centre The - The Sector

Policy Created with Sketch. Economics SA region receives drought-relief funding to build childcare centre The  The Sector

The District Council of Karoonda East Murray, west of Adelaide, will receive $550,000 funding for a purpose-built facility which will house a childcare *service* and ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:44:27 GMT

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Looking to invest in childcare services? WA's Kalgoorlie-Boulder wants to hear from you - The Sector

Looking to invest in childcare services? WA's Kalgoorlie-Boulder wants to hear from you  The Sector

Local newspaper, The West Australian, has highlighted the high demand for childcare in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region, citing a lack of available places leading ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:18:12 GMT

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Universal childcare? Exactly the kind of bold idea we need - Women's Agenda

Universal childcare? Exactly the kind of bold idea we need  Women's Agenda

Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed a bold solution: to make high-quality childcare affordable for everyone in America.

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:05:00 GMT

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Why reviving Indigenous languages is so important - ABC News

Why reviving Indigenous languages is so important  ABC News

Annalee Pope only knew a handful of words of her language, Wakka Wakka, until she started her career in Indigenous language work. She has now played a ...

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:19:00 GMT

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Policy Launch into Learning campaign announced in Canberra ahead of Election Leading early learning and care - The Sector

Policy Launch into Learning campaign announced in Canberra ahead of Election Leading early learning and care  The Sector

Leading early learning and care providers from around Australia will meet in Canberra later today to kick off the Launch into Learning campaign, designed to ...

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:16:00 GMT

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Toddler left in bus for six hours outside Yass Little Learners Centre yesterday is back at child care today - ABC News

Toddler left in bus for six hours outside Yass Little Learners Centre yesterday is back at child care today  ABC News

A bus driver has been suspended after a two-year-old boy was left unattended in the vehicle outside a New South Wales childcare centre for six hours yesterday ...

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:06:57 GMT

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PE bigwig Partners Group poaches to boost Australian chase - The Australian Financial Review

PE bigwig Partners Group poaches to boost Australian chase  The Australian Financial Review

Global private markets investment manager Partners Group has signalled its intention to step up its Australian dealmaking by poaching a new leader for its local ...

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:15:00 GMT

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Australian politics live: Michaelia Cash, Mathias Cormann under pressure - NEWS.com.au

Australian politics live: Michaelia Cash, Mathias Cormann under pressure  NEWS.com.au

Labor is turning up the pressure on the government as we enter the final days of parliament before the budget. Follow all the latest news live. 2 day ago. 6:00pm.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:41:14 GMT

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Choosing a career? These jobs won't go out of style - ABC News

Choosing a career? These jobs won't go out of style  ABC News

Fears of AI wiping out future work are well founded, but as the current workforce grows up alongside an ageing population, future generations will have many job ...

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:19:41 GMT

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National Children's Commissioner welcomes COAG endorsement of National Principles - The Sector

National Children's Commissioner welcomes COAG endorsement of National Principles  The Sector

National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell has welcomed the recent announcement of the endorsement of the National Principles for Child Safe ...

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:30:42 GMT

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What are the major parties in NSW offering to ease the cost of living? - ABC News

What are the major parties in NSW offering to ease the cost of living?  ABC News

The cost of living is shaping up as a critical New South Wales election issue as both sides splash cash at measures they say will help households. Here are ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:14:33 GMT

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Aged-care royal commission: airconditioning ‘not needed’ in nursing homes - The Australian

Aged-care royal commission: airconditioning ‘not needed’ in nursing homes  The Australian

The chief executive of the aged-care providers peak body has faced tense questioning over apparently successful lobbying attempts to make new quality ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT

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Exclusive: Sex offender Robert Fardon moved after staying metres from child care centre and primary school - 9news.com.au

Exclusive: Sex offender Robert Fardon moved after staying metres from child care centre and primary school  9news.com.au

Serial sex offender Robert Fardon has been moved from his house on Brisbane's south side following an uproar from the community. It comes after 9News ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:40:00 GMT

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Sydney is expensive, but what people spend their money on might surprise you - ABC News

Sydney is expensive, but what people spend their money on might surprise you  ABC News

It's not the usual suspects of rising energy costs, tolls or petrol that are hitting the hip-pockets of New South Wales voters the hardest. Take a look at what ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:15:10 GMT

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Taking a stand on childcare health standards ahead of National Obesity Summit - The Sector

Taking a stand on childcare health standards ahead of National Obesity Summit  The Sector

Ahead of the National Obesity Summit, scheduled to take place tomorrow, children's health advocate and Healthy Australia CEO Ruby O'Rourke is calling for ...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:54:56 GMT

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Long commute for childcare takes a toll on parents and providers in the regions - ABC News

Long commute for childcare takes a toll on parents and providers in the regions  ABC News

In a working family it might be part of the daily routine to pick up and drop off the kids at childcare, but depending on where you live in regional Australia, the ...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:52:18 GMT

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'Affinity' for change: Childcare operator across Australia seeks greater insights - CIO Australia

'Affinity' for change: Childcare operator across Australia seeks greater insights  CIO Australia

Affinity Education Group has set its sights on analytics and data visualisation in a bid to gain customised insights into its 170 childcare centres across Australia ...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:43:20 GMT

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Mission Australia set to close Tanilba Bay Early Child Learning Centre on March 15 - Port Stephens Examiner

Mission Australia set to close Tanilba Bay Early Child Learning Centre on March 15  Port Stephens Examiner

The future remains uncertain for many of the 28 families and four staff of a Tanilba Bay preschool following a decision by Mission Australia Early Learning to ...

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:40:00 GMT

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How Do You Choose the Right Child Care Provider? - Thrive Global

How Do You Choose the Right Child Care Provider?  Thrive Global

Child care is an enduring worry for parents in busy environments and who are tasked with employment, finances, housekeeping, and other worries. But few ...

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:57 GMT

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Childcare Centre- Early Learning Facility - ARCHITECT Magazine

Childcare Centre- Early Learning Facility  ARCHITECT Magazine

An Early Learning Facility in the outer suburb of Melbourne (Australia) will be home to 100 children from the ages 1-5 years. The easily recognised building with ...

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:38:00 GMT

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Rural childcare set to receive $2.5 million funding package - EducationHQ Australia

Rural childcare set to receive $2.5 million funding package  EducationHQ Australia

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced $2.5 million in funding for 16 regional and remote childcare providers.

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Calls for childcare centres to make kids more aware of Indigenous cultures - SBS News

Calls for childcare centres to make kids more aware of Indigenous cultures  SBS News

Childcare centres and preschools are being urged to weave more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into their programs.

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Abortion in Australia: research shows women with children more likely to have abortion - Kidspot

Abortion in Australia: research shows women with children more likely to have abortion  Kidspot

Research also finds that women who report partner violence are also more likely to terminate.

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Turkish Embassy in New Zealand spied on child care center and profiled critics - Nordic Research and Monitoring Network

Turkish Embassy in New Zealand spied on child care center and profiled critics  Nordic Research and Monitoring Network

The Turkish Embassy in New Zealand engaged in a campaign of intelligence gathering and profiling of critics and their organizations including a child care ...

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Childcare costs surge forcing Sydney parents to pay up to $200 a day - Daily Telegraph

Childcare costs surge forcing Sydney parents to pay up to $200 a day  Daily Telegraph

Red-tape, soaring lease costs and staff-child ratios have pushed childcare prices through the roof in Sydney where some families are paying as much as a ...

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Childcare fees outpace cost of living - SBS News

Childcare fees outpace cost of living  SBS News

A new Productivity Commission report finds the proportion of parents at home with children who aren't working because of childcare costs is rising.

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Asylum seekers are given free taxpayer-funded childcare for the first ever time in Australia - Daily Mail

Asylum seekers are given free taxpayer-funded childcare for the first ever time in Australia  Daily Mail

Nine children are already participating in the 12-month program with the south-west Sydney Council. Asylum seeking families previously had to pay $100 or ...

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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First time in Australia: Canterbury Bankstown pioneers free child care for asylum seekers - Daily Telegraph

First time in Australia: Canterbury Bankstown pioneers free child care for asylum seekers  Daily Telegraph

In what is an Australian first, asylum seekers in Canterbury Bankstown can use access council child care centres free of charge, opening up educational paths ...

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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ECEC community recognised in 2019 Australia Day Honours List - The Sector

ECEC community recognised in 2019 Australia Day Honours List  The Sector

The Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) community has been recognised in the 2019 Order of Australia Honours Australia Day list, with three ...

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Australia Day honours 2019: trailblazer for public service women among top recipients - The Mandarin

Australia Day honours 2019: trailblazer for public service women among top recipients  The Mandarin

Careers in Indigenous affairs were strong among this year's Public *Service* Medal recipients, while Australia's first female public *service* commissioner joins oil ...

Sat, 26 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Why people going to the Australian Open don't watch any tennis - The Age

Why people going to the Australian Open don't watch any tennis  The Age

At some spots at Melbourne Park you could be mistaken for thinking there was no tennis going on at all at the Australian Open, particularly in certain sections of ...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Migrant grandparents to fill childcare gap, but at what cost? - UNSW Newsroom

Migrant grandparents to fill childcare gap, but at what cost?  UNSW Newsroom

The new visa allowing migrant parents to bring their own parents to Australia to provide childcare support has dangers for families, write Angela Kintominas and ...

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Empty childcare centres fret over dramatic preschool expansion - The Australian Financial Review

Empty childcare centres fret over dramatic preschool expansion  The Australian Financial Review

The re-elected Andrews Labor government in Victoria moved quickly to announce 785 new facilities and expansion of 170 others to deliver the policy. Goodstart ...

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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Affordable Daycare and Working Moms: the Quebec Model - CityLab

Affordable Daycare and Working Moms: the Quebec Model  CityLab

With more than two decades behind it, the Quebec program that spawned an affordable child care model has some lessons for the rest of the world.

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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Federal government launches Child Care Finder following latest list of centres sanctioned - St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

Federal government launches Child Care Finder following latest list of centres sanctioned  St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

A family daycare business that operated at Hurstville was among those that did not comply with regulations. The Child Care Enforcment Action Register listed ...

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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"My 5yo just graduated. But when I calculated how much her diploma cost, I was floored." - Mamamia

"My 5yo just graduated. But when I calculated how much her diploma cost, I was floored."  Mamamia

My little girl is a graduate! Yes, it was from preschool and everyone graduated… but I am still proud. Being such an emotional time, it made me think back to my ...

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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Albury-Wodonga Community College childcare operation struggles not experienced elsewhere in Australia, according to federal department - The Border Mail

Albury-Wodonga Community College childcare operation struggles not experienced elsewhere in Australia, according to federal department  The Border Mail

THE federal government has confirmed the snap closure of seven childcare centres in rural areas in the Albury-Wodonga region is an isolated case.

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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Unvaccinated children to be banned from WA kindies, childcare centres in disease outbreaks - ABC News

Unvaccinated children to be banned from WA kindies, childcare centres in disease outbreaks  ABC News

A ban on under-immunised children from childcare centres, kindies and pre-primary schools during disease outbreaks is the start of an aggressive push to lift ...

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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Dumped daycare operators move into NDIS and aged care - The Australian

Dumped daycare operators move into NDIS and aged care  The Australian

Almost two-thirds of all family daycare operators who had their taxpayer subsidies cancelled for fraud and improper dealing in the past six months have come ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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Childcare overhaul leaves vulnerable families without access to support at home - The Guardian

Childcare overhaul leaves vulnerable families without access to support at home  The Guardian

Dozens of families have lost in-home care or are required to pay a gap fee for the first time.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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CBA expects childcare centre M&A to accelerate - The Australian Financial Review

CBA expects childcare centre M&A to accelerate  The Australian Financial Review

The Commonwealth Bank expects the level of buying and selling among Australia's 7600 childcare centre operators to speed up over the next 12 months as ...

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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Working families must be supported, for their sake and Australia's - ABC News

Working families must be supported, for their sake and Australia's  ABC News

As any parent can attest, the birth of a child unravels life into chaos. Babies — adorable little creatures — bring a whirlwind of nappies to be changed, bellies to ...

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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Government reprieve for Camp Australia childcare group - The West Australian

Government reprieve for Camp Australia childcare group  The West Australian

Child Protection and Communities Minister Simone McGurk has ruled out further action against WA's largest out-of-school care provider despite systemic ...

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare group Camp Australia cops $210,000 fine for overcrowding - The West Australian

Childcare group Camp Australia cops $210,000 fine for overcrowding  The West Australian

Childcare provider with a string of previous fines for safety breaches cops a $210000 fine for keeping two sets of books to hide that it was looking after more kids ...

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Sydney council to offer free childcare for asylum seekers - SBS News

Sydney council to offer free childcare for asylum seekers  SBS News

A council in Sydney is launching an Australian-first initiative, giving free childcare to asylum seeker and refugee families.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Doreen childcare fetches $15m - The Sydney Morning Herald

Doreen childcare fetches $15m  The Sydney Morning Herald

A newly-built childcare centre on Melbourne's northern outskirts has fetched $15 million, one of the largest childcare deals for the year.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Tax rates and child care leave mums returning to work for next to no extra earnings: KPMG - ABC News

Tax rates and child care leave mums returning to work for next to no extra earnings: KPMG  ABC News

Mums like Angela Campanelli-Walker may get financially punished if they increase their working days to more than three a week, prompting calls from KPMG for ...

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Rising energy and childcare costs show need for wages reform, unions say - The Guardian

Rising energy and childcare costs show need for wages reform, unions say  The Guardian

ACTU report shows electricity costs are up 10.4% in the past year and childcare costs are up 6%

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Did this childcare centre operator just become a buy? - Motley Fool Australia

Did this childcare centre operator just become a buy?  Motley Fool Australia

G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM), Australia's largest listed early childhood education and care provider, has suffered a horror 2018, with its share price slumping ...

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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School news / Labor flags childcare worker pay policy - EducationHQ Australia

School news / Labor flags childcare worker pay policy  EducationHQ Australia

Bill Shorten is flagging higher pay for early childhood workers after already promising to give 700000 Australian children more preschool hours.

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Bill Shorten reveals $1.7bn plan to fund access to preschool or kindergarten - The Guardian

Bill Shorten reveals $1.7bn plan to fund access to preschool or kindergarten  The Guardian

Labor would extend 15 hours per week of subsidised early childhood education to three-year-olds for the first time.

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Labor promises to ban childcare centre giveaways to parents - The Guardian

Labor promises to ban childcare centre giveaways to parents  The Guardian

Opposition responds to reports centres were offering gifts or cash for enrolments.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Outrage over childcare giveaways to lure parents - Courier Mail

Outrage over childcare giveaways to lure parents  Courier Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Childcare centres are going to extraordinary lengths to lure parents through their doors with one centre offering families 1000 cash to enrol and the ...

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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In-home childcare subsidy changes leaving vulnerable families out of pocket - ABC News

In-home childcare subsidy changes leaving vulnerable families out of pocket  ABC News

Some of Australia's most vulnerable families feel they have been abandoned by the Federal Government after changes to childcare payments left them with ...

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare around the world: How other countries do it better - The Irish Times

Childcare around the world: How other countries do it better  The Irish Times

Readers overseas on €1 afterschool care in Belgium, to 50% subsidies in Australia.

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Why Australia should invest in paying day care workers a liveable wage - SmartCompany.com.au

Why Australia should invest in paying day care workers a liveable wage  SmartCompany.com.au

Today, across the nation, educators who work in long day care centres are walking off the job for the fourth time in 18 months.

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Thousands of childcare workers go on strike - The Australian

Thousands of childcare workers go on strike  The Australian

Thousands of childcare workers are walking off the job in protest of low wages, as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the sector will be better off from government ...

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Why Australia should invest in paying early childhood educators a liveable wage - The Conversation AU

Why Australia should invest in paying early childhood educators a liveable wage  The Conversation AU

Valuing the skills and contributions of our educators and reversing the high rates of turnover is critical and can only be achieved through fair pay and rewards.

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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A new project shows combining childcare and aged care has social and economic benefits - The Conversation AU

A new project shows combining childcare and aged care has social and economic benefits  The Conversation AU

Intergenerational care gives children and older people the chance to interact, resulting in significant benefits for participants and the wider community.

Sun, 02 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare oversupply driven by new subsidy but the see-saw is set to balance - The Australian Financial Review

Childcare oversupply driven by new subsidy but the see-saw is set to balance  The Australian Financial Review

Three years ago parents were being urged to pick up a childcare enrolment form when a baby was on the way but the scales have now tipped the other way.

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Parents lured with free iPads, groceries amid childcare glut - The Australian Financial Review

Parents lured with free iPads, groceries amid childcare glut  The Australian Financial Review

Free iPads and paying for a week's groceries are among enticements to families as childcare operators battle an oversupply.

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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South Sudanese refugees' childcare scam could fuel African community's 'vilification': judge - ABC News

South Sudanese refugees' childcare scam could fuel African community's 'vilification': judge  ABC News

Two refugees from South Sudan who rorted almost $1 million from the Commonwealth in a childcare scam have been jailed, with a judge saying the publicity ...

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Tougher staffing ratios for childcare centres hit G8's profit - Business News Australia

Tougher staffing ratios for childcare centres hit G8's profit  Business News Australia

Tough new rules on staffing levels have hit the bottom line of Australia's largest listed childcare centre operator G8 Education (ASX:GEM) which posted interim ...

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Dutton childcare cloud exposes problem with entire sector - The Sydney Morning Herald

Dutton childcare cloud exposes problem with entire sector  The Sydney Morning Herald

The federal government spends about $8 billion a year on childcare subsidies. That's big bucks. And Peter Dutton is not the only one profiting.

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare sector defends ratios against Senate report - The Australian

Childcare sector defends ratios against Senate report  The Australian

Onerous staff-to-child ratios could be scrapped and childcare worker qualifications relaxed, after a Senate report questioned the evidence for stringent regulation ...

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare workers deserve better pay — this is what I do all day - ABC News

Childcare workers deserve better pay — this is what I do all day  ABC News

We're one of the lowest paid professionals and we deserve better. Take a look at my average day and judge for yourself, writes Tracey Bell.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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New provider announced for Defence childcare - Australian Defence Magazine

New provider announced for Defence childcare  Australian Defence Magazine

Following a competitive tender process, One Tree Community Services has been selected as a new contract provider for the Defence Childcare Program.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Child care providers and parents reporting teething problems with new subsidy system - Politics - ABC News

Child care providers and parents reporting teething problems with new subsidy system - Politics  ABC News

While the majority of the 1.1 million Australian families using child care are reaping the benefits of new a child care payment system, some are having to pull ...

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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New childcare subsidy: Glitches leave parents out-of-pocket - Herald Sun

New childcare subsidy: Glitches leave parents out-of-pocket  Herald Sun

THE Federal Government appears to be in damage control as issues continue to plague its new childcare system.

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Family Day Care Australia has received complaints from educators over pay issues - Tasmania Examiner

Family Day Care Australia has received complaints from educators over pay issues  Tasmania Examiner

Child care educators have raised frustration over software issues that has led to delays in pay, or incorrect remuneration, after making the switch to the new child ...

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy? - Pursuit

Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy?  Pursuit

The University of Melbourne's HILDA survey finds families are increasingly relying on childcare but changing policy may lock out those who need it most.

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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The founder flipping Australia's childcare system on its head - DynamicBusiness

The founder flipping Australia's childcare system on its head  DynamicBusiness

New startup KidNest is planning to flip the childcare crisis on its head. KidNest is the latest sharing economy app that will provide urgent relief to parents around ...

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare shake-up neglects family day care workers, but we can learn from garment workers' experience - The Conversation AU

Childcare shake-up neglects family day care workers, but we can learn from garment workers' experience  The Conversation AU

Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better ...

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare subsidy changes add red tape for families and providers - ABC News

Childcare subsidy changes add red tape for families and providers  ABC News

The Coalition's new childcare rebate system was meant to be simpler, parents and *service* providers are quickly discovering it's exactly the opposite, writes Liam ...

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Latest Centrelink computer fail: new childcare system faces problems - The Sydney Morning Herald

Latest Centrelink computer fail: new childcare system faces problems  The Sydney Morning Herald

The government's new childcare subsidy system has become the latest technology debacle, with both families and childcare providers struggling to access the ...

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare changes push women to start their own businesses - The Sydney Morning Herald

Childcare changes push women to start their own businesses  The Sydney Morning Herald

Under new government changes, Andrea was looking at childcare fees of $450 a day - so she started her own business instead.

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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New childcare policy still leaves vulnerable families behind - The Conversation AU

New childcare policy still leaves vulnerable families behind  The Conversation AU

Children's access to quality childcare is, more than ever, dependent on whether the government views their parents as deserving or not.

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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A childcare revolution is set to change the way we live - The Sydney Morning Herald

A childcare revolution is set to change the way we live  The Sydney Morning Herald

The biggest changes to the childcare system in 40 years will change the way Australians live and work.

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Preschoolers win exemption under new childcare subsidy - The Sydney Morning Herald

Preschoolers win exemption under new childcare subsidy  The Sydney Morning Herald

Childcare is important to Albie Nesbitt, and not only because it's a chance to play chasing games with his mates. The long daycare centre's preschool program ...

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Inside Australia's most luxurious daycare centres - Daily Mail

Inside Australia's most luxurious daycare centres  Daily Mail

Luxury childcare centres are on the rise across Australia with more parents wanting only the very best for their young ones. Here, FEMAIL takes a look at three of ...

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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When it comes to childcare, grandparents are the least stressful option for mum and dad - The Conversation AU

When it comes to childcare, grandparents are the least stressful option for mum and dad  The Conversation AU

New research shows that parenting stress is lowest if grandparents do some of the care - as opposed to more formal arrangements.

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare hopes dashed by fee hikes - The Australian

Childcare hopes dashed by fee hikes  The Australian

Childcare centres across the country have jacked up their fees for the next financial year by as much as 10 per cent, or 12 a day, in a move that will strip away ...

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare subsidy changes could mean more grandparents are carrying the load - ABC Local

Childcare subsidy changes could mean more grandparents are carrying the load  ABC Local

From July 2 the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate will be abolished and replaced with the means-tested Child Care Subsidy — which may mean an ...

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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The new childcare package is the final nail in the community service coffin - The Guardian

The new childcare package is the final nail in the community service coffin  The Guardian

The childcare subsidy is just one example of changes that have redefined us from citizens to government customers.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare in Melbourne: Most expensive and cheapest suburbs revealed - Domain News

Childcare in Melbourne: Most expensive and cheapest suburbs revealed  Domain News

When Tarryn Holland and her husband Jamie Ahern were looking to move from their two bedroom home in St Kilda East, one of the first things they considered ...

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare subsidy: one in three Australian families yet to sign up - The Guardian

Childcare subsidy: one in three Australian families yet to sign up  The Guardian

Scheme requires parents to be working, volunteering, studying or jobseeking.

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Doubts over quality ratings for childcare centres - The Sydney Morning Herald

Doubts over quality ratings for childcare centres  The Sydney Morning Herald

A third of NSW childcare centres have not had their quality ratings reviewed for at least four years, new figures show.

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Bain Capital expands childcare centres portfolio in Australia - IP Real Estate

Bain Capital expands childcare centres portfolio in Australia  IP Real Estate

IPE Real Assets understands Bain bought 20 centres from Little Learning School for around AUD100m.

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Grandparents stepping up as costs of childcare bite - The Sydney Morning Herald

Grandparents stepping up as costs of childcare bite  The Sydney Morning Herald

Grandparents are contributing $3.94 billion to the economy in unpaid childcare, with the typical grandparent-carer clocking 30 hours a month.

Sun, 03 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare changes: Staggering number of families to miss out on care - Herald Sun

Childcare changes: Staggering number of families to miss out on care  Herald Sun

THERE are about 1.2 million families eligible for childcare subsidies in Australia.

Thu, 31 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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$5.4 million in taxpayer funds claimed in alleged childcare fraud - The Sydney Morning Herald

$5.4 million in taxpayer funds claimed in alleged childcare fraud  The Sydney Morning Herald

The family day care *service* headquartered in a small home that allegedly ripped the government off by millions in two weeks.

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare centres shut doors as workers strike over pay - ABC News

Childcare centres shut doors as workers strike over pay  ABC News

Hundreds of childcare centres across Australia close as workers strike over low wages and call on the Federal Government to subsidise a 30 per cent pay rise.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare workers' strike: 'We educate these children, we're not babysitting' - The Guardian

Childcare workers' strike: 'We educate these children, we're not babysitting'  The Guardian

Childcare is central to a functioning society, yet its largely female workforce is underpaid and undervalued. It's not just a women's issue.

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare workers demand Government intervenes to improve wages - ABC News

Childcare workers demand Government intervenes to improve wages  ABC News

Thousands of early childhood educators are set to walk off the job in a bid to get the Federal Government to subsidise a pay rise, saying they earn just above the ...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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Childcare Centres | 2017 Parent Reviews & Ratings - Canstar Blue

Childcare Centres | 2017 Parent Reviews & Ratings  Canstar Blue

Compare leading childcare providers on their educational activities, facilities & equipment, flexibility, communication, value for money, and overall parent ...

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:31:15 GMT

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Childcare in Australia: ‘Why my son’s daycare gave me a bad feeling’ - NEWS.com.au

Childcare in Australia: ‘Why my son’s daycare gave me a bad feeling’  NEWS.com.au

THIS beautiful photo came up as memory on my timeline this morning. It was taken one year ago, on Eddie's very first day at child care. I felt a little nervous about ...

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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Childcare workers to strike as Malcolm Turnbull misses equal pay deadline - The Guardian

Childcare workers to strike as Malcolm Turnbull misses equal pay deadline  The Guardian

Prime minister did not meet 1 February union demand as part of long-running campaign for 35% pay rise.

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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