Melissa Jade Higgins allegedly falsified children's attendance records.

How Melissa made $3.6 million 'rorting' child care

A 28-year-old woman has been found guilty of fraud after she forged children's attendance records at her Aussie Giggles family day care centre to rake in more than $3.6 million in taxpayer funding.

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Dionne Barton (left), with Lawrence, 5, and Georgia, 7, and Claire Ormiston, with Samuel, 4, have concerns about Kids ...

'All about the profits': Families desert childcare

Some parents of children attending a for-profit childcare service run by the private equity firm that floated Dick Smith say its centres are being run into the ground as profits are siphoned off.

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Big business is moving into childcare.

The (very) big business of little kids

It's boomtime for corporate childcare in Australia, with for-profit operators and the big, listed landlords who own more than half the nation's centres boasting of strong growth, increasing rental income and multimillion dollar profits for their shareholders. 

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