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#Childcare

# childcare - Thursday 26 March, 2020

# childcare - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

# childcare - Friday 13 March, 2020

Childcare and coronavirus: Many parents still paying, but some childcare staff told to apply for dole

Many workers will now have to apply for jobseekers’ benefit.

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers

Paschal Donohue said work is underway in relation to the issue following representations from workers unions in the last 24 hours.

# childcare - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff

The company came to the nation’s attention last summer following an RTÉ Investigates piece on Prime Time.

# childcare - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?

It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.

# childcare - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Most people believe parents should be supported to stay at home until their child is 1 year old

Childcare Barometer 2020 shows significant support for the creation of a single, dedicated childcare agency.

# childcare - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland

After a childcare protest marched across Dublin today, here’s a look at what the political parties are promising.

'This is huge': Thousands of childcare protesters march across Dublin city

The Early Years Alliance said the crisis was caused by the government’s “chronic under-investment” in the industry.

# childcare - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Zappone reverses funding cut for creches on day of protest action next week

Creche owners had been told the department will not fund an alternative day to make up time for the protest.

# childcare - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'

Creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

# childcare - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs

The Federation of Early Childcare Providers says some creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

# childcare - Friday 29 November, 2019

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Some childcare providers were finding it “particularly challenging” to carry out fire risk assessments.

# childcare - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February

It will discuss the reasons women are still paid less, find it harder to reach top positions, and carry an unequal share of the burden of care.

# childcare - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

# childcare - Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

# childcare - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

# childcare - Friday 27 September, 2019

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow

The average cost of full-time childcare in Ireland is €184 per week.

# childcare - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

# childcare - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

# childcare - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing yesterday morning.

# childcare - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Tusla identifies 'critical' level of risk at 37 childcare facilities across the country

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing this morning.

# childcare - Saturday 27 July, 2019

'Dodging regulations and ratios happens everywhere' - The realities of working in childcare

Low wages, high staff turnover and common ratio breaches are not unusual in the childcare industry.

# childcare - Friday 26 July, 2019

'What do we want? Davy out' - Protest held outside Hyde and Seek creche

The protest was held to demonstrate against the facility which was the subject of an RTÉ Investigates programme.

# childcare - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Creches near Hyde and Seek 'inundated' with calls from parents asking for a place

Creches near Hyde and Seek 'inundated' with calls from parents asking for a place

Up to 45 calls have been made to different childcare places in the vicinity after last night’s RTÉ programme.

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

This will increase the unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 22 weeks from 1 September 2019.

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches Hyde And Seek This post contains videos

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge

The reports for the various creches identified numerous non-compliance issues.

# childcare - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Owner of creche chain accused of 'huge breaches' after being filmed roughly handling children in care

An RTÉ documentary into practices at Hyde & Seek was broadcast earlier this evening.

Creche owner steps down following revelations in RTÉ investigation

Tusla inspection reports for the various Hyde and Seek creches also identified numerous non-compliance issues.

# childcare - Monday 10 June, 2019

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

# childcare - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

An extra €50 million is needed to ensure a place for all children on the National Childcare Scheme

Minister Katherine Zappone said it comes on the back of ‘decades of neglect’ in the area.

# childcare - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds

In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs.

# childcare - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

# childcare - Monday 17 September, 2018

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

# childcare - Friday 3 August, 2018

Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross

“We’re pursuing this as an idea, as a novel idea. We’re going to continue to push for it.”

# childcare - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare?

The idea of the Grandparent and Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme was raised with the Taoiseach this week.

# childcare - Sunday 10 June, 2018

‘Childcare isn't one of those industries that you go into to make a huge pile of money’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Dublin-based Tigers Childcare.

# childcare - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs? Your Say This post contains a poll
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