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#Childcare

# childcare - Monday 5 May, 2014

Parents urged have 'asthma plan' for child sufferers as emergency care numbers are too high
# Make A Plan
# Make A Plan

Parents urged have 'asthma plan' for child sufferers as emergency care numbers are too high

May 5th 2014, 4:43 PM 12,848 Views 44 Comments

Tomorrow is World Asthma Day.

# childcare - Saturday 5 April, 2014

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'
# Creches
# Creches

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'

Apr 5th 2014, 10:46 AM 10,057 Views 25 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland is proposing that a separate strand of funding is immediately ringfenced for private childcare providers.

# childcare - Friday 4 April, 2014

Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund
# Childminders
# Childminders

Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund

Apr 4th 2014, 6:57 PM 8,891 Views 11 Comments

A further €500,000 will go towards parent and toddler groups and childminders.

# childcare - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter
# Children's Ombudsman
# Children's Ombudsman

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:17 PM 14,352 Views 56 Comments

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

# childcare - Friday 14 March, 2014

Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care
# Worrying
# Worrying

Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care

Mar 14th 2014, 3:30 PM 20,881 Views 37 Comments

The HSE is now investigating a number of serious cases.

# childcare - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy
# Earnings
# Earnings

Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy

Mar 8th 2014, 6:06 PM 23,940 Views 82 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.

# childcare - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Concerns raised over staffing at new Child and Family Agency
# Children
# Children

Concerns raised over staffing at new Child and Family Agency

Jan 2nd 2014, 11:20 AM 9,024 Views 28 Comments

The Children’s Right’s Alliance has said staffing issues around social workers and public health nurses need to be addressed.

# childcare - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers

Dec 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,474 Views 6 Comments

Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?

# childcare - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually
# Working Parents
# Working Parents

Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually

Dec 5th 2013, 12:04 PM 8,820 Views 66 Comments

The cost of full-time childcare for families ranges from €730 to €1,100 per month.

# childcare - Monday 18 November, 2013

This is how Ireland intends to change 'outdated' laws on bringing up children...
# Bringing Up Baby
# Bringing Up Baby

This is how Ireland intends to change 'outdated' laws on bringing up children...

Nov 18th 2013, 2:15 PM 18,659 Views 90 Comments

A new piece of legislation will address the legal status of children in civil partnerships, surrogacy arrangements and assisted human reproduction.

# childcare - Friday 15 November, 2013

Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training
# Creches
# Creches

Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training

Nov 15th 2013, 12:03 PM 5,825 Views 37 Comments

The money is part of wider reforms for the pre-school childcare sector following Prime Time’s exposé earlier this year.

# childcare - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Letterkenny Hospital investigating claims child was hit by doctor
# Donegal
# Donegal

Letterkenny Hospital investigating claims child was hit by doctor

Nov 5th 2013, 11:11 AM 11,767 Views 0 Comments

It’s understood a doctor at the facility has been suspended as the inquiry is carried out.

# childcare - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Column: Why and how are children taken into State care?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why and how are children taken into State care?

Oct 23rd 2013, 12:45 PM 1,053 Views 42 Comments

When the State intervenes in family situations, it does so in our name. We should be aware of child care proceedings so we can all participate in an informed discussion rather than reacting to the latest headline, writes Carol Coulter.

# childcare - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Tougher regulation of creches must be met with investment - Early Childhood Ireland
# Childcare
# Childcare

Tougher regulation of creches must be met with investment - Early Childhood Ireland

Sep 25th 2013, 3:51 PM 4,881 Views 33 Comments

The Minister for Children today announced more stringent regulation of the creche sector, but a representative body for creches says that regulation without investment is meaningless.

Cabinet approves tough new measures for creches
# Childcare Laws
# Childcare Laws

Cabinet approves tough new measures for creches

Sep 25th 2013, 8:56 AM 4,136 Views 37 Comments

Creches would have to be registered to operate and inspectors would be granted greater powers under the proposed new laws.

# childcare - Friday 20 September, 2013

New child agency must 'ensure children's voices are heard' - Chairperson
# Children
# Children

New child agency must 'ensure children's voices are heard' - Chairperson

Sep 20th 2013, 11:44 AM 3,083 Views 31 Comments

The Child and Family Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State with more than 4,000 employees and a budget of €570 million.

# childcare - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Here's how Fianna Fáil proposes to reform childcare and education
# Childcare
# Childcare

Here's how Fianna Fáil proposes to reform childcare and education

Sep 3rd 2013, 3:25 PM 8,091 Views 48 Comments

It proposes 52 weeks of maternity leave and a cost benefit analysis of the cost of childcare.

# childcare - Friday 9 August, 2013

Cabinet approves tougher sanctions on childcare providers
# Childcare
# Childcare

Cabinet approves tougher sanctions on childcare providers

Aug 9th 2013, 5:59 PM 5,426 Views 10 Comments

The draft legislation aims to increase powers to close or impose higher fines on centres not complying with regulations.

# childcare - Monday 22 July, 2013

Qualifications in centre-based childcare 'relatively low'
# Under-qualified
# Under-qualified

Qualifications in centre-based childcare 'relatively low'

Jul 22nd 2013, 12:52 PM 3,643 Views 5 Comments

An ESRI survey showed that 60% of children at nine months are still cared for by parents.

# childcare - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Creche reports 'out of date' says Early Childhood Ireland
# Creches
# Creches

Creche reports 'out of date' says Early Childhood Ireland

Jul 16th 2013, 8:42 AM 4,751 Views 3 Comments

The childcare representative group says that there needs to be clear distinctions between minor and major non-compliance.

# childcare - Friday 12 July, 2013

HSE begins publishing pre-school inspections
# Childcare
# Childcare

HSE begins publishing pre-school inspections

Jul 12th 2013, 12:15 PM 5,917 Views 6 Comments

The reports for childcare facilities in the Limerick area are now online and HSE will continue on ‘county-by-county’ basis.

# childcare - Thursday 4 July, 2013

€2.75m childcare grants a 'drop in the ocean' of investment needed
# Children
# Children

€2.75m childcare grants a 'drop in the ocean' of investment needed

Jul 4th 2013, 8:19 PM 3,420 Views 13 Comments

Some of the grants are being used to provide outdoor spaces for children to play in, in order to tackle obesity.

# childcare - Monday 1 July, 2013

Childcare providers who breach regulations could be fined €100,000
# Children
# Children

Childcare providers who breach regulations could be fined €100,000

Jul 1st 2013, 6:55 PM 4,047 Views 10 Comments

An amendment bill tabled by Fianna Fáil would see the fines being brought into place.

# childcare - Monday 17 June, 2013

HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'
# Childcare
# Childcare

HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'

Jun 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,774 Views 14 Comments

An inspection report handed to parents whose children attend a Dublin creche identified breaches of child-adult ratios yet marked the facility compliant. The HSE said this was an “administrative error”.

# childcare - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month
# Childcare
# Childcare

Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month

Jun 11th 2013, 6:06 PM 8,445 Views 13 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has outlined plans to change the childcare regulation system following RTÉ’s exposé last month.

Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns
# INspections
# INspections

Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns

Jun 11th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,247 Views 9 Comments

Also attending the meeting will be the CEO of the Child and Family Support Agency and representatives from Early Childhood Ireland.

# childcare - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Child (3) escapes creche and walks towards home alone in Dublin
# Child Escapes
# Child Escapes

Child (3) escapes creche and walks towards home alone in Dublin

Jun 9th 2013, 1:17 PM 36,283 Views 130 Comments

Gardaí found the toddler in the Foxdene estate near the Balgaddy Road, close to where he first went missing.

Burton: "Questions to be asked" about privatisation of creches
# Childcare
# Childcare

Burton: "Questions to be asked" about privatisation of creches

Jun 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,551 Views 28 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister said that some parents are leaving their jobs because of the cost of childcare.

# childcare - Friday 7 June, 2013

Better qualified staff and robust inspections in new pre-school agenda
# Childcare
# Childcare

Better qualified staff and robust inspections in new pre-school agenda

Jun 7th 2013, 12:58 PM 4,686 Views 14 Comments

The new ‘Pre-school Quality Agenda’ will ensure action is taken in response to findings of non-compliance.

# childcare - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Dads in Sweden staying home so mammies can go to work
# Househusbands
# Househusbands

Dads in Sweden staying home so mammies can go to work

Jun 4th 2013, 1:45 PM 10,081 Views 26 Comments

The country’s generous 16-month parental leave can be taken by either parent.

Ireland is missing targets on the provision of childcare
# Childcare
# Childcare

Ireland is missing targets on the provision of childcare

Jun 4th 2013, 8:30 AM 4,002 Views 18 Comments

Figures from the EU statistics agency Eurostat show that fewer young children in Ireland are being cared for in formal structures.

# childcare - Monday 3 June, 2013

Poll: Should a second free pre-school year be included the next budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a second free pre-school year be included the next budget?

Jun 3rd 2013, 10:39 AM 9,959 Views 92 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald has ruled it out, but do you think she should change her mind?

Lisa McInerney: Caring for children is a tough job - so why don't we value it more?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Caring for children is a tough job - so why don't we value it more?

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:15 AM 224 Views 41 Comments

Childcare is more of a vocation than a 9-to-5 – but many workers are still underpaid and underqualified, writes Lisa McInerney.

# childcare - Sunday 2 June, 2013

HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online
# A Breach Of Trust
# A Breach Of Trust

HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online

Jun 2nd 2013, 3:03 PM 9,497 Views 21 Comments

“I apologise for that…It was in a queue of things to happen. It was resource-restricted. It will happen now.”

# childcare - Saturday 1 June, 2013

In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage
# Little Harvard
# Little Harvard

In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage

Jun 1st 2013, 7:20 AM 25,425 Views 84 Comments

Little Harvard has defended itself in a letter sent home with children who attend its five creches this week in the wake of the ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

# childcare - Friday 31 May, 2013

Oireachtas Health Committee to meet HSE on creche issues
# Children
# Children

Oireachtas Health Committee to meet HSE on creche issues

May 31st 2013, 5:01 PM 3,623 Views 21 Comments

They will join childcare organisations in speaking about the findings of the RTÉ undercover footage of three creches in Ireland.

# childcare - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme

May 30th 2013, 6:42 PM 10,840 Views 42 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says no interns have been sent to the creches involved, and none will be.

McDonald criticises JobBridge's 'no experience required' childcare positions
# Childcare
# Childcare

McDonald criticises JobBridge's 'no experience required' childcare positions

May 30th 2013, 12:29 PM 10,083 Views 49 Comments

A number of internships advertised on the site require only secondary level qualifications.

Van Turnhout "not convinced" HSE equipped to respond to parental concerns
# Childcare
# Childcare

Van Turnhout "not convinced" HSE equipped to respond to parental concerns

May 30th 2013, 10:10 AM 4,652 Views 18 Comments

Senator Jillian Van Turnhout said that the amount of GDP Ireland spends on preschool care and education compared to other European countries is “stark”.

# childcare - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with 300 extra Kate Bushes
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with 300 extra Kate Bushes

May 29th 2013, 7:54 PM 7,786 Views 4 Comments

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