We cannot place all children who are sick in a bubble till they recover, but we can give other parents a choice about exposing their kids to them.
Thinking of joining a gym but unsure about leaving your baby in the care of the crèche? Read a mum's story and five tips for a smooth transition.
Stay-at-home dads make up less than 4 per cent of primary carers despite perceptions they are on the increase according to new research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Canberra families pay the most for childcare provided by the nation's least qualified staff.
Leading businesswoman says revamped 457 visa scheme should have made it easier for nannies from Pacific Islands to come here.
Parents who park the car but leave the engine running during school pick-up and drop-off times would be penalised under anti-idling laws proposed to cut harmful vehicle emissions.
"Childcare is child abuse." That's what I was told from an early age, writes Kasey Edwards.
Without regulation, au pairs are liable to be misused, overworked and isolated.
Families with young children in childcare will be up to $3400 a year better off, although family payments will be frozen.
Young parents these days have little alternative but to pay strangers to perform that most precious of services, caring for their little ones. It's an emotionally fraught process.
Alicia Smith wakes up while it's still dark, eats breakfast in a hurry and makes her way to work. If she's lucky, she's remembered to pack her own lunch before she runs out the door. She gives Boots the dog one last pat.
More than 1000 early childhood educators plan to walk off the job on International Women's Day to draw attention to their low pay.
This mum loves her child's daycare facilities, staff, location and the level of care - there's just one thing she's not sure about.