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#Childcare

# childcare - Monday 17 September, 2018

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

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

Sep 17th 2018, 12:15 AM 30,868 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Childminding
# Childminding

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 1:04 PM 20,932 Views 125 Comments

“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
# Your Say

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

Aug 2nd 2018, 8:00 AM 38,644 Views 163 Comments

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’
# Health And Education
# Health And Education

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

Jun 10th 2018, 12:00 PM 18,295 Views 23 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs?

Feb 11th 2018, 6:30 PM 20,884 Views 77 Comments

Tell us what you think.

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least

Feb 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 12,083 Views 4 Comments

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

# childcare - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis
# Outrage
# Outrage

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

Jan 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 44,407 Views 87 Comments

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

# childcare - Monday 30 October, 2017

Cost of childcare increases for first time in five years
# Early Years
# Early Years

Cost of childcare increases for first time in five years

Oct 30th 2017, 2:03 PM 15,026 Views 5 Comments

The early years sector profile of each county is broken down in the Pobal report.

# childcare - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents
# Childcare
# Childcare

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 82,771 Views 32 Comments

An increase to some child benefits, investment in the State’s free childcare scheme and more teachers are among the changes.

# childcare - Monday 9 October, 2017

Irish employers to back 'comprehensive gender pay reporting'
# Closing The Gap
# Closing The Gap

Irish employers to back 'comprehensive gender pay reporting'

Oct 9th 2017, 7:19 AM 7,726 Views 25 Comments

Ibec says it supports the introduction of new reporting measures, akin to similar structures already in place in Australia.

# childcare - Monday 4 September, 2017

Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'

Sep 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,495 Views 21 Comments

Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?
# Robbing Peter
# Robbing Peter

What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?

Sep 4th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,726 Views 47 Comments

Many creches across Ireland are increasing their fees in parallel with the introduction of a new €20 weekly subsidy aimed at easing the financial burden on parents.

# childcare - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Cold sweats, guilt trips and Sunday Night Fear: The reality of life as a working parent
# The Balancing Act
# The Balancing Act

Cold sweats, guilt trips and Sunday Night Fear: The reality of life as a working parent

Aug 30th 2017, 5:27 PM 3,492 Views 0 Comments

Ignoring Gwyneth Paltrow is essential for survival, writes Ciara McDonnell.

# childcare - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'As the only independent woman in cabinet I am determined this will not be a once off'
# Childcare Investment
# Childcare Investment

'As the only independent woman in cabinet I am determined this will not be a once off'

Aug 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,422 Views 28 Comments

I am ready for the negotiations ahead and have already made clear that the increases secured for childcare in Budget 2017 must at the very least be matched, writes Minister Katherine Zappone.

# childcare - Saturday 5 August, 2017

€4 million to be spent giving 6,200 packs of sensory toys to crèches across the country
# Free Toys
# Free Toys

€4 million to be spent giving 6,200 packs of sensory toys to crèches across the country

Aug 5th 2017, 6:00 AM 11,405 Views 18 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone has set aside €4 million for the project, which is being put out to tender.

# childcare - Friday 4 August, 2017

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

Aug 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,319 Views 5 Comments

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

# childcare - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Poll: What do you do for childcare?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: What do you do for childcare?

Aug 2nd 2017, 3:57 PM 1,428 Views 1 Comment

And how you could save €1,040 a year in costs.

# childcare - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created
# Parenting
# Parenting

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created

Aug 1st 2017, 4:35 PM 21,984 Views 55 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.

# childcare - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?
# Childcare
# Childcare

The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?

Jul 26th 2017, 12:53 PM 4,490 Views 3 Comments

Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.

# childcare - Monday 10 July, 2017

Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months
# Easing The Burden
# Easing The Burden

Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months

Jul 10th 2017, 5:29 PM 14,312 Views 77 Comments

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
# Parenting
# Parenting

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

Jun 4th 2017, 7:00 PM 21,643 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

May 14th 2017, 5:30 PM 728 Views 25 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

May 12th 2017, 9:41 PM 15,831 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Childcare Policy
# Childcare Policy

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

Apr 29th 2017, 9:30 AM 5,399 Views 112 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:45 AM 6,601 Views 30 Comments

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
# Childcare
# Childcare

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

Mar 14th 2017, 4:21 PM 42,800 Views 21 Comments

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
# Playschool
# Playschool

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

Jan 22nd 2017, 1:00 PM 17,449 Views 38 Comments

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
# Creche
# Creche

Childcare worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy

Jan 20th 2017, 2:40 PM 19,918 Views 34 Comments

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
# Childcare
# Childcare

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:01 AM 24,618 Views 37 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 18,477 Views 27 Comments

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
# Childcare
# Childcare

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

Oct 14th 2016, 9:00 PM 143 Views 24 Comments

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
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package

Oct 14th 2016, 6:07 AM 11,049 Views 19 Comments

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
# Childcare
# Childcare

Zappone exploring ways to bring unregistered childminders into new subsidy fold

Oct 13th 2016, 1:58 PM 11,861 Views 49 Comments

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
# You Raise Them Up
# You Raise Them Up

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

Oct 11th 2016, 7:07 PM 49,232 Views 65 Comments

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
# Budget2017
# Budget2017

More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals

Oct 4th 2016, 9:40 AM 9,392 Views 117 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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
# Family Court
# Family Court

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

Aug 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 16,547 Views 18 Comments

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
# Family Court
# Family Court

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

Aug 1st 2016, 7:45 AM 30,717 Views 68 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 7,945 Views 82 Comments

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'
# Sweets Out For School
# Sweets Out For School

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

Apr 17th 2016, 9:30 PM 25,666 Views 64 Comments

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?
# Column
# Column

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

Mar 11th 2016, 5:00 PM 1,123 Views 59 Comments

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