Queensland families have been hit with some of the biggest increases in childcare costs in the country, with some areas...

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14th Oct. 2020 5:10 AM

Hundreds of Queensland child care centres and kindergartens have not met the national minimum standards according to...

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13th Oct. 2020 8:10 AM

Of the thousands of childcare centres in Queensland just eight have been awarded the top possible government rating. SEE IF...

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13th Oct. 2020 8:10 AM

The number of government inspections of Queensland childcare centres is less than half of what it was in 2019, and some...

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13th Oct. 2020 8:10 AM

Free childcare, no penalty rates for small business and more controversial moves have been mooted by a think tank of...

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12th Oct. 2020 7:10 PM

Rich families could secure a huge windfall from Labor’s childcare plan equal to the $11,000-a-year tax cuts that have been...

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09th Oct. 2020 11:10 AM

A daycare centre is facing court accused of leaving a child in a centre bus for one-and-a-half hours.

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29th Sept. 2020 4:09 PM

A childcare centre is facing several charges after a string of alleged offences, including taking kids outside premises...

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24th Sept. 2020 2:09 PM

Parents could avoid a future increase in childcare costs if the Queensland government commits to five-year universal...

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21st Sept. 2020 5:09 AM

A trained early childhood educator, currently in jail, has faced a Caboolture magistrate today following a downward spiral...

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11th Sept. 2020 7:09 PM

A childcare centre has been ordered to pay $17,000 after three toddlers suffered second-degree burns to their feet during...

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08th Sept. 2020 2:09 PM

A childcare worker has won her job back at the Fair Work Commission after complaining that her employer made her work with...

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18th Aug. 2020 8:08 PM

Australian parents are under extreme stress in lockdown, and it’s affecting everyone from the poorest to the richest...

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06th Aug. 2020 2:08 PM

The PM is set to announce a rescue package for Victorian parents as stage four restrictions lock down Melbourne and force...

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05th Aug. 2020 7:08 AM

The 25-year-old was found with 2000 images and more than 70 videos on his laptop and phone. Some files were considered the...

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17th July 2020 4:07 PM

The return of paid child care has sparked calls for the funding system to be revised as thousands of families feel the...

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13th July 2020 9:07 AM

Parents struggling financially will be forced to make tough decisions as the Morrison Government’s fee-free childcare...

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12th July 2020 5:07 PM

From sleeping outside to adopting alpacas, a Bundaberg early learning centre has developed many exciting new programs.

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01st July 2020 5:07 AM

After trying to juggle educating their children while working from home, some Aussie parents now face a new...

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24th June 2020 5:06 AM

The end of free childcare has prompted experts to raise concerns about preschoolers who have had their early education...

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19th June 2020 8:06 PM

A childcare centre and a primary school have been hit with the coronavirus in Melbourne's north-west, as Victoria grapples...

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17th June 2020 5:06 AM

MP slams sexist comments after senator cites kids story to justify why kids shouldn’t access childcare.

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13th June 2020 7:06 AM

Liberal Senator Gerard Rennick has sparked outrage by insisting the best place for children is in the home, not childcare.

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11th June 2020 4:06 PM

The government has backflipped on Jobkeeper, and done a job on the childcare industry. And it’ll hurt a group that are...

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10th June 2020 4:06 AM

Parents receiving the emergency childcare package due to job loss will unlikely be able to cover fees once they start...

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09th June 2020 2:06 PM

The sudden end to the Federal Government’s JobKeeper program in the childcare sector means significant changes for parents...

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09th June 2020 10:06 AM

Millions of Australians are anxiously waiting to see if the Federal Government will extend free childcare beyond June amid...

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08th June 2020 7:06 AM

The Prime Minister spent $1.6 billion to deliver “free” childcare but now parents are being left in the lurch, told not to...

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27th May 2020 6:05 AM

Come June 28, Australia’s “free” childcare arrangement will cease to exist – and the result will be “catastrophic” for...

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20th May 2020 3:05 PM

Childcare centres want the $1.6b free childcare program to run until September. But family day care providers want it to...

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19th May 2020 9:05 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned parents he plans to scrap free childcare on June 28, calling the scheme...

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15th May 2020 4:05 PM

Girls star and mum-of-two Jemima Kirke has been praised for her frank Mother’s Day post, in which she admits what she...

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11th May 2020 6:05 PM

Childcare centres may soon not be able to take new enrolments due to changes in how the government funds them.

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29th April 2020 9:04 PM

With coronavirus cases still rising and many parents still working, people are asking if they should still send their kids...

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09th April 2020 3:04 PM

Just last week the government announced a plan to make childcare free for a million families – but a huge problem has now...

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08th April 2020 5:04 PM

‘I have been asked to have school holiday care and care for health workers. Under this system I am unable to facilitate...

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08th April 2020 9:04 AM

Under the scheme, many workers would be paid less than 50 per cent of their usual income

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07th April 2020 8:04 AM

Qld’s community kindergartens fear the federal funding package to make childcare free would cause them to close unless the...

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03rd April 2020 7:04 PM

Kindy operators are rejoicing following the news from the Prime Minister.

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02nd April 2020 4:04 PM

We need as much certainty as possible if we are to get through this very uncertain future.

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02nd April 2020 12:04 AM

The Australian Nanny Association has warned parents about a rise in ‘childcare workers’ looking for jobs.

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28th March 2020 10:03 AM

The Brisbane headquarters of childcare provider Goodstart Early Learning has been shut down after a worker tested positive...

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16th March 2020 9:03 AM

A childcare centre has been closed after children visited the aged care facility where a woman died from coronavirus.

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05th March 2020 12:03 PM

A childcare provider in north Queensland will reinstate its bus service with increased safety procedures after the death of...

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03rd March 2020 5:03 AM

Two people have been charged with manslaughter following the death of a three-year-old boy inside a minibus.

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25th Feb. 2020 7:02 AM

Hundreds of childcare providers that have rorted the system have been outed in a government online list. See which state...

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22nd Feb. 2020 7:02 AM

Urgent warnings have been issued to educators and bus operators in the aftermath of a three-year-old’s tragic death as...

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20th Feb. 2020 7:02 AM

A three-year-old boy may have been in a bus for hours on a 34C day before he was found dead by “devastated” staff at a...

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19th Feb. 2020 9:02 AM