The Australian Child Care Index

It is vital that our children are well cared for, but we can't all be with them 24 hours a day. The Australian Child Care Index helps parents find the care in their area that suits their needs, by listing all the care options available to them. Looking for childcare? Whether Long Day Care, Family Daycare, an Early Learning Center, a Kindergarten, a Pre-school, a Nanny or a Babysitter are what you need - look around. We have the childcare options that suit your needs.


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Childcare workers asked to hand back wage rise (Dec 10)

The Abbott government is asking childcare providers to "do the right thing" and hand back $62.5 million given to them to improve wages in the poorly paid sector, in a move slammed by Labor as a broken election promise.

Measures to improve out of school hours care (Jul 22)

SA schools will be able to outsource after-hours care to a list of pre-approved providers, a move the State Government says will help reduce the burden on governing councils.

Childcare costs return to work (Jul 21)

Mothers are saying no to full-time work -- and even refusing to return to the workforce at all -- because of the high cost and confusion of finding childcare.

How do your childcare costs add up? (Jul 21)

Australian parents fork out more for childcare than families in the United Kingdom or Norway but still don't come close to paying Swiss prices.

Read the whole story at the ABC News website.

Big fines for childcare centres (Jun 23)

Fifty WA childcare providers breached State regulations in the past year, with legal action or licence suspensions pursued against 11 services for problems including inadequate supervision and failing to report a child's hospital visit to authorities.

Call to delay kinder changes rejected (Jun 2)

Calls for the federal government to extend the June 2013 deadline for when Victorian kindergartens must provide 15-hour programs for four-year-olds appear to have fallen on deaf ears.

Read the whole story at The Age website.

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