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# childcare - Yesterday’s News


# childcare - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives

The court was told the mother had been going to rehab but had fallen back in with drug use.

# childcare - Monday 1 August, 2016

Child whose foster parent died will be moved so no 'attachments' are formed in temporary home

It is hoped the child will be placed in a long-term home after the summer.

# childcare - Monday 18 July, 2016

There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent

A reader explains why education alone is not enough to gain financial security.

# childcare - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Creche owner starts campaign to make Irish schools 'sweets free zones'

Kate Guerin said she is concerned that children are given too many treats in school.

# childcare - Friday 11 March, 2016

Why are parents entrusting their child’s wellbeing to someone they are paying buttons to?

The issue of au pairs is a direct result of ridiculous childcare costs, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# childcare - Thursday 14 January, 2016

# childcare - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development?

The question has been addressed in a new ESRI study.

# childcare - Monday 19 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# childcare - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Won’t somebody please think of the childcare?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# childcare - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Miracle baby born with malformed brain has reached his first birthday

The condition does not have a clear cause and cannot be cured.

# childcare - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget

Joan Burton said voters have to ask themselves if they want a kind of Tory government in power in Ireland.

# childcare - Friday 4 September, 2015

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby “Fight Club” video on Snapchat

They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.

# childcare - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life

But it’s a balancing act.

# childcare - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Equality for women? It won’t happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state…

It’s time the government made some tough budget choices to ease the financial burden of childcare on mothers for once and for all argues Orla O’Connor.

# childcare - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you

Recommendations include extending the Early Child Care Education scheme and capping childcare fees.

# childcare - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is ‘giving two fingers’ to the public

The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.

# childcare - Saturday 6 June, 2015

How much do you value the people who take care of your children?

Marian Quinn, Chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals explains why thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend.

# childcare - Friday 5 June, 2015

Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees?

Thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend to protest over a fundamental imbalance in their industry.

# childcare - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out

A long-term investment plan for childcare is good for children, good for society and good for the economy.

# childcare - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week

A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.

# childcare - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

# childcare - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV – and talked about his same-sex marriage ‘journey’ Raspberry Jam For All This post contains videos

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV – and talked about his same-sex marriage ‘journey’

The Taoiseach stopped by TV3 this morning, but there was no sign of Vincent Browne.

# childcare - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?

More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.

# childcare - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

# childcare - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Baby ‘thrives’ in care of father and grandparents after care order refused

Thirty new cases have been published.

# childcare - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.

# childcare - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland

Childcare workers are gathered outside Leinster House to protest about a lack of government investment in the sector this afternoon.

# childcare - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the land of working parents – there’s not much of the pay cheque left after crèche fees, commute and (caffeine) subsistence.

# childcare - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Efforts to make childcare in Ireland affordable ‘must not be pre-election spin’

One group believes investment needs to be brought up to the EU average.

# childcare - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Créche crisis: Parents at breaking point while workers call for strike over pay

Early Childhood Ireland says the Irish Government isn’t investing enough in early childhood education.

The 9 at 9: Saturday:

Catch up as you wake up.

# childcare - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

# childcare - Monday 13 October, 2014

Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of ‘disrespectful, degrading and exploitative’ treatment

The charges, heard in court today, relate to allegations of mistreatment of children highlighted in Prime Time’s ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

# childcare - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May

The majority were in foster care.

# childcare - Monday 25 August, 2014

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?… Fresh questions raised over Ireland’s creches

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

# childcare - Friday 1 August, 2014

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother

A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.

# childcare - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: We can’t afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

# childcare - Friday 11 July, 2014

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016

From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.

# childcare - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe

A new report says that Ireland is one of only two countries where there is no minimum level of formal qualification for working with younger children.

# childcare - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?

I watched last year’s Prime Time documentary in tears, as did many parents around the country. Have the inspection and regulatory changes that followed been enough?

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