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Jen Jackson

Jen Jackson

Childcare Costs As Much As Private School, Here's What We Should Do About It

6 min read

An Australian family on the average wage typically spends close to $6,000 out of pocket per year on childcare, a new analysis from the Mitchell Institute shows.

Polly Dunning

Polly Dunning

For The First Time In My Life I Agree With Something Tony Abbott Said

4 min read

Speaking at a book launch at the Centre for Independent Studies, ex-Prime Minister, Minister for Women, and self-professed feminist Tony Abbott urged governments to encourage more middle class women to have children.

News

News

Furious Mum Finds Daycare Message Scrawled On Son's Stomach

1 min read

A mother has taken to social media to express her outrage after finding green marker scribbled all over her son's stomach after daycare in Florida.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Men Aren't Ostracised For Becoming Parents. Why Are Women?

6 min read

Earlier this week, I delivered a speech about #16DaysofActivism at a local city council forum.

World

World

Dozens of Children Found Hidden Behind Fake Wall At Daycare

1 min read

Police conducting a welfare check at a U.S. daycare made a disturbing discovery of 26 children, all under the age of three, hidden behind a false wall that led to a basement.

National

National

Neighbour's Noise Complaint Threatening Childcare's Outdoor Play Time

2 min read

Owners of a Sydney childcare centre are concerned they might lose business, with a noise complaint threatening to cut down the amount of time its children are allowed outside.

The Project

The Project

5 Star Service For The Under Fours

2 min read

A newly opened childcare centre in one of Melbourne’s wealthiest suburbs is rolling out the red carpet for the under-fours.

News

News

The Special Playgroup Giving Sick Kids A Germ-Free Place To Play And Learn

2 min read

The group was started by an Adelaide mother who wanted a place for her daughter, who suffers leukemia, to be able to learn and socialise.

News

News

Mother Finds 25 Bite Marks On Daughter's Back After Daycare

1 min read

A mother has taken to social media to express her concerns after finding 25 bite marks all over her child's back.

Politics

Politics

Shorten Promises Free Dental For Pensioners In $2.4 Billion Plan

1 min read

More than three million aged pensioners will have access to free dental care if Labor is elected.

Good News

Good News

Hero Bus Driver Saves Baby Wandering Streets Alone In The Cold

1 min read

An on-duty bus driver knew what she had to do when she saw a young boy wandering around alone near busy streets.

World

World

‘Fight Club’ Organised By Daycare Teachers Caught On Camera

1 min read

A day care center is under fire after a video surfaced showing children punching each other in what appeared to be a fight activity organised by carers.

World

World

Daycare Owner Arrested On Suspicion of Child Abuse

1 min read

A woman was arrested for nine charges of child endangerment at her home daycare.

National

National

Fast Food Cashiers Can Earn More Than Childcare Workers

3 min read

"I think that's ridiculous, it's just not fair."

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Au Pairs Inquiry Kicks Off, Childcare Workers Protest Low Wages

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday morning.

National

National

They Look After Your Kids, But Can't Afford A Heater

2 min read

You pay more for childcare, but they get nothing.

News

News

'We're Not Babysitters': Childcare Workers Demand Better Pay

1 min read

Early childcare workers turning to primary teaching for better pay and hours.

National

National

Cranky Roo Gives Childcare Workers A Fright

1 min read

A kangaroo got itself into some trouble today.

Politics

Politics

What Changes To Childcare Subsidies Mean For Your Family

3 min read

Almost half a million Australian families are at risk of missing out on new childcare subsidies unless they make some changes online.