MORE parents have been shocked by the impact of hand, foot and mouth disease on their children as the virus sweeps through...

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27th March 2013 5:03 AM

THE cost of childcare remains a big expense for one in three families, research by The Australia Institute confirmed on...

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20th March 2013 8:03 PM

AN EXTRA $3 an hour in the pockets of low-paid childcare workers has been promised by the Federal Government, as part of a...

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19th March 2013 6:03 PM

THOSE charged with looking after Australia's infants and toddlers earn about $10 less than the average Australian wage.

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18th Nov. 2012 12:11 PM

JULIA Gillard will meet with representatives of the early childhood education and care sector to examine options to reform...

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06th June 2012 10:06 PM

JULIA Gillard will meet with representatives of the early childhood education and care sector to examine options to reform...

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06th June 2012 8:06 PM

THE Federal Government is facing growing pressure from both the Greens and the Coalition to launch a Productivity...

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10th May 2012 2:05 PM

NEARLY two million Australians would contribute more to the economy if they could, but problems like a lack of childcare...

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10th Dec. 2011 6:12 AM

AFTER hours of theory and practice, Urangan State High School's latest batch of childcare assistants is ready to enter the...

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26th Oct. 2011 11:10 AM

EARLY childhood workers are in crisis, with 15,000 leaving the profession each year as they struggle with low wages and...

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26th Sept. 2011 11:09 AM