Tuesday March 22, 2011Play is the way children learn everything about their world says mother of two and Lindsay Park Playgroup co-ordinator Vanessa Smith.
Monday January 31, 2011Learning imbalance
Wednesday March 10, 2010EDDY GROVES'S former brother-in-law, who provided maintenance services for ABC Learning, was "uncomfortable" with the way his company was asked to invoice the childcare group.
Monday January 19, 2009YOU can't accuse ABC Learning founder Eddy Groves of being a pessimist. He signed on for his second marriage last Thursday to long-time partner, Viryan Collins-Rubie, in a characteristically lavish affair on the Gold Coast attended by close friends and family.
Monday January 19, 2009YOU cannot accuse the founder of ABC Learning, Eddy Groves, of being a pessimist. He signed on for his second marriage last Thursday, to his long-time partner Viryan Collins-Rubie, in a characteristically lavish affair on the Gold Coast attended by close friends and family. Dr Le Neve Groves
Wednesday January 14, 2009THE Federal Government hopes to turn 241 ABC Learning centres over to non-profit groups to prevent a repeat of the chaos of last November when the care of more than 100,000 children was jeopardised by the collapse of the child-care giant.
Tuesday January 6, 2009ABOUT 20,000 children and 4000 staff from ABC Learning centres remain in urgent need of help following the child-care group's demise, the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union says.
Friday January 2, 2009Executives are running for cover after the child-care operator's failure, but they are not the only ones in the firing line, reports Colin Kruger. Pitcher Partners, Vincents Chartered Accountants,
Thursday December 4, 2008ILLAWARRA families hoping to learn the fate of two ABC Learning Centres in the region were left in limbo again yesterday after the company's receiver did not release its findings.
Monday December 1, 2008YOU could say that Ian Gwynne has been around the block a few times. The 57-year-old has travelled the world, worked for 16years for an oil company and is a three-time cancer survivor.
Saturday November 29, 2008How the fallout from the ABC Learning crisis will affect Hunter families
Saturday November 29, 2008IN JANUARY next year Vicki Freeman will have been at the Elermore Vale Early Learning Centre for 22 years.
Friday November 28, 2008BROTHERS Benji and Jesse Killeen thought a flight home from Melbourne was fun but both were sky-high before they boarded, learning they were both declared to be the 30 millionth domestic Jetstar passenger.
Tuesday November 18, 2008CHILDREN'S toy company Funtastic has announced an $8.5 million exposure to ABC Learning Centres, ahead of the collapsed child-care company's first meeting of creditors today.
Friday November 14, 2008A SYNDICATE of ABC Learning's banking creditors has lent the failed company a further $30 million to keep child-care centres open until the end of the year.
Friday November 14, 2008CRACKS have appeared in the plan to rescue ABC Learning. Parents have been advised to look elsewhere for child care as a Federal Court judge described the company's accounting methods as "unusual".
Sunday November 9, 2008TAXPAYERS should not have to shoulder the burden of the ABC Learning financial collapse, Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull said yesterday as the crisis deepened.
Tuesday November 4, 2008Jeni Port warms to Norman Latta, a winemaker who freely admits to learning much from his early mistakes.
Tuesday September 30, 2008THE release of ABC Learning's audited accounts could go down to the wire. The child-care provider is offering no guarantees it will release the information to meet today's filing deadline.
Monday September 8, 2008All that you have studied in maths will be put to the test, writes Michael Cody.