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#Childcare

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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 3,535 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 11,449 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.

€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 11,432 Views 18 Comments

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

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 13,340 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Poll: What do you do for childcare?

Aug 2nd 2017, 3:57 PM 1,448 Views 1 Comment

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

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 22,005 Views 56 Comments

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

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 4,655 Views 3 Comments

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

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 14,337 Views 77 Comments

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

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 21,666 Views 6 Comments

A new universal subsidy comes into force from September.

'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 781 Views 25 Comments

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

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 15,847 Views 10 Comments

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

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 5,799 Views 110 Comments

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

'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 6,772 Views 30 Comments

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

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 43,018 Views 21 Comments

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

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 17,504 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 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 19,986 Views 34 Comments

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

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 24,923 Views 37 Comments

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

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 18,516 Views 27 Comments

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

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 186 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 11,067 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.

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 11,935 Views 49 Comments

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

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 49,388 Views 168 Comments

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

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 9,440 Views 117 Comments

TheJournal.ie have received an advance copy of the party’s “alternative budget” to be unveiled today.

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 16,692 Views 18 Comments

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

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 30,902 Views 68 Comments

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

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 8,172 Views 83 Comments

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

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 25,722 Views 64 Comments

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

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 1,179 Views 59 Comments

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

Mary Lou criticises Labour's 'insulting' childcare plan, Joan brings up the IRA
# Off Topic
# Off Topic

Mary Lou criticises Labour's 'insulting' childcare plan, Joan brings up the IRA

Jan 14th 2016, 12:59 PM 26,398 Views 145 Comments

Things got heated in the Dáil.

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

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

Dec 3rd 2015, 8:20 AM 19,981 Views 27 Comments

The question has been addressed in a new ESRI study.

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

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

Oct 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 1,296 Views 50 Comments

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.

Won't somebody please think of the childcare?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Won't somebody please think of the childcare?

Oct 7th 2015, 12:05 PM 15,018 Views 37 Comments

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

Miracle baby born with malformed brain has reached his first birthday
# Jaxon Buell
# Jaxon Buell

Miracle baby born with malformed brain has reached his first birthday

Sep 29th 2015, 10:48 AM 27,711 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2015, 7:57 PM 35,329 Views 262 Comments

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

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat
# New Jersey
# New Jersey

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat

Sep 4th 2015, 11:44 PM 32,933 Views 34 Comments

They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life
# Relationships
# Relationships

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life

Aug 25th 2015, 6:04 AM 15,813 Views 10 Comments

But it’s a balancing act.

Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state...
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 6:30 PM 372 Views 106 Comments

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.

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

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 7:44 PM 17,488 Views 32 Comments

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

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public
# Flipping The Bird
# Flipping The Bird

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

Jun 25th 2015, 1:20 PM 20,001 Views 83 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 6th 2015, 6:45 AM 382 Views 16 Comments

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.