Holiday childcare prices have increased by 3% across Britain since last summer, with working parents facing a typical bill of more than £800 to cover the costs per child for six weeks, according to a survey.
A north-east community centre could soon be home to a nursery and town library after councillors offered a funding guarantee.
People are being reminded that time is running out for them to share their views on early learning and childcare in Aberdeenshire.
The typical weekly childcare bill in Northern Ireland is the highest in the UK, trade unionists have said.
An Inverness playgroup that has run for 30 years has become a casualty of the Scottish Government's new childcare pledge.
Consumer organisation Which? has called for new mothers to receive a £2,000 pension boost so they are not disadvantaged when they reach retirement.
People starting a career in early learning and childcare (ELC) will be given a new induction pack to help support them, it has been announced.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of failing on her childcare expansion pledge in the north-east, with new figures showing a lack of progress on new nurseries.
Inverness College UHI is to run a pilot of the country's first Graduate Apprentice scheme.
A nursery in Fraserburgh has been slammed by inspectors who rated its service as "weak" and questioned whether it was doing enough to keep children safe.
The first apprentices hired as part of a recruitment drive to deliver more childcare in Moray have taken up their posts.
A popular north-east playbarn has been praised for its “continuous improvement”, two years after suffering a drop in its grading.
The north's university is pioneering a fast-track childcare course aimed specifically at men in a stereotype-busting move.
A new nursery opened in Buckie yesterday after a £600,000 transformation project.
A north-east out of school club has been criticised for hiring staff without carrying out the necessary safety checks.
An outdoor woodland nursery will be built at an historic north-east estate.
Nurseries will be created in Buckie and Keith and existing ones refurbished as part of Moray Council’s £17.5 million expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in the area.
Councillors have admitted there will be “winners and losers” in the north as it emerged the near-doubling of childcare entitlement being rolled out to just six schools and education centres in a pilot scheme two years before everywhere else.
Aberdeenshire Council's SNP group has pledged to double the amount of free healthcare available to local parents if elected in May.
An after-school club has once again been criticised for a rap sheet of failures including making food for children without staff being hygiene certified and workers not understanding child protection rules.
A Moray nursery worker left a nine-month-old covered in bruises after being put in charge of babysitting the infant.
An Aberdeenshire day care worker who allegedly laughed at a child's injuries and verbally abused a colleague is due to appear before a watchdog next week.
The Scottish Conservatives have pledged to secure a fully-funded week of respite for people who care for their loved ones for more than 50 hours a week.
Childcare will be "transformed" in an independent Scotland, saving families up to £5,000, Alex Salmond claimed yesterday
The Scottish Government's flagship policy to boost childcare provision was described as being in "tatters" last night after impartial researchers said it would cost far more than claimed.