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# childcare - Yesterday’s News


# childcare - Monday 10 July, 2017

Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone also announced expanded free childcare for refugees today.

# childcare - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Planning childcare for the autumn? You may qualify for these subsidies

A new universal subsidy comes into force from September.

# childcare - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'

As Budget preparations begin, Minister Zappone says she will be arguing for more money come October.

# childcare - Friday 12 May, 2017

Reprieve for Drumcondra families as date for closure of crèche pushed back

Last night, the parents had three weeks to arrange alternative childcare. Tonight, they were told they’d have three months.

# childcare - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Opinion: 'The State should pay for mothers to stay at home'

Caring in the home needs to be supported too, writes Pauline O’Reilly.

# childcare - Monday 3 April, 2017

'If we want better people working in childcare, we need better working terms'

Policy is driving precarious work for professionals in childcare, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# childcare - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Young boys who appeared in Prime Time crèche exposé awarded €48k in damages

Jamie Doyle (8) and Mark Doyle (5) sued the creche through their mother.

# childcare - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Demand for crèches: For the first time, there are over 100,000 children in free childcare

This represents an increase of almost 50% in a year, and comes before Zappone brings her plans before the Dáil next week.

# childcare - Friday 20 January, 2017

Childcare worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy

The woman said she has suffered back pain since the incident.

# childcare - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

# childcare - Sunday 23 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# childcare - Friday 14 October, 2016

Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial

Adults need to step away and put children back at the centre of childcare, writes Tanya Ward.

Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package

It’s understood the department will be calling for all childcare services and creches to be transparent and publish the cost of their fees.

# childcare - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Zappone exploring ways to bring unregistered childminders into new subsidy fold

Zappone said she met members from the childcare sector yesterday morning where the issue was raised.

# childcare - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you

Subsidised childcare, increased benefits for single parents and tax cuts will all benefit families.

# childcare - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals have received an advance copy of the party’s “alternative budget” to be unveiled today.

# 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.

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