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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Creche

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Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers
The measures will remain in place until at least the end of January.
Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.
Creche worker appears in court charged with assault of two year old in her care
There is CCTV footage of the alleged assault, Gort District Court heard.
Childcare settings may use 'pod' system when they reopen
Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said social distancing would be “traumatic” for children and childcare providers.
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.
29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche
The owner of the creche said she was unsure if the children were being “fanciful” when the allegations first came to light.
'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.
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.
'Lessons should be learned' says parents of four-year-old who died of viral infection at crèche
An inquest is taking place in Cork.
RTÉ accused of criminal offences in making of Hyde & Seek exposé
Four Hyde & Seek crèches had been ordered to close by 31 December on foot of an order by Tusla.
Prosecution relies on RTÉ footage in Hyde and Seek crèche trial, judge told
A trial is expected to begin next February.
Fresh charges for Hyde & Seek creche and directors
The case has been brought by the Minister for Children and Youth affairs.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
Father given suspended sentence after assaulting childcare worker while dropping son at creche
The 30-year-old married man pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault on a date last year.
Teenage girl settles for €30,000 over 'small' lip injury sustained in creche 13 years ago
Lauren L’Estrange sustained a slight injury to her lower lip at creche after being struck by a tricycle when she was just 14 months old.
Two children hospitalised after E.coli bug outbreak in Galway creche
Seven cases in total of the bug have been identified and the creche has been temporarily closed.
Louth crèche closed over rodent infestation in baby room and nappy changing area
Dead cockroaches and fresh rat droppings were some of the other reasons for closure orders issued to businesses in Dublin and Louth.
Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area
Residents of North Wall lodged an official appeal after planning permission was granted for a new facility.
Around 100 children moved to safety following Limerick crèche fire
Firefighters have brought the small fire under control and are remaining at the crèche as a precaution.
Judge turns down €25,000 settlement to boy who lacerated eyebrow at crèche as inadequate
The court heard the boy had to stand on an unsteady stool to wash his hands in the bathroom when he was two years old.
Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'
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?
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.
'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche
An Crann Taca has rejected accusations of discrimination after it announced it would divide naíonra classes according to Irish-language proficiency.
€4 million to be spent giving 6,200 packs of sensory toys to crèches across the country
Minister Katherine Zappone has set aside €4 million for the project, which is being put out to tender.
Toddler (2) pleaded with parents 'no crèche, no crèche'
The parents reached a settlement in court today.
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.
Galway's Smallworld creche to close this week
It’s understood that the building is to be sold, but there are no plans to relocate the business elsewhere.
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 worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy
The woman said she has suffered back pain since the incident.
Investigation underway into allegations of child sexual abuse at Kildare creche
Gardaí are investigating the alleged incidences of sexual assault together with child and family agency Tusla.
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.
Toddler who hit head on concrete awarded €35,000 damages from creche
The award was made at the Dublin Circuit Civil Court this morning.
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.
Young girl awarded €40k for fall in a Dublin creche
The girl was two at the time of the incident, which left a permanent visible scar.
Boy scarred for life after falling in creche awarded €45,000
The boy fell on an uneven floor.
Boy awarded €40,000 after losing top of his finger in creche toilet door
The top of his finger was left attached to the toilet door.
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.