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#Creche

# creche - Monday 25 November, 2019

Fresh charges for Hyde & Seek creche and directors

The case has been brought by the Minister for Children and Youth affairs.

# creche - 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.

# creche - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'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 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.

# creche - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

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.

# creche - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

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.

# creche - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

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.

# creche - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

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.

# creche - Monday 9 April, 2018

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.

# creche - Monday 19 February, 2018

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.

# creche - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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.

# creche - Thursday 2 November, 2017

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.

# creche - Monday 4 September, 2017

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.

# creche - Thursday 10 August, 2017

'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.

# creche - Saturday 5 August, 2017

€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.

# creche - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Toddler (2) pleaded with parents 'no crèche, no crèche'

The parents reached a settlement in court today.

# creche - Friday 12 May, 2017

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.

# creche - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

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.

# creche - Sunday 22 January, 2017

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.

# creche - Friday 20 January, 2017

Childcare worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy

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

# creche - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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.

# creche - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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.

# creche - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Toddler who hit head on concrete awarded €35,000 damages from creche

The award was made at the Dublin Circuit Civil Court this morning.

# creche - Friday 14 October, 2016

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.

# creche - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

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.

# creche - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Boy scarred for life after falling in creche awarded €45,000

The boy fell on an uneven floor.

# creche - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

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 - Sunday 17 April, 2016

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.

# creche - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

# creche - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'Too early' to determine compensation for boy (3) who lost part of finger in creche accident

The boy, through his mother, sued Doras Bui Creche in Dublin for negligence.

# creche - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Girl (5) awarded €17,500 after being moved to 'harsh and abusive' room in Dublin créche

Court heard that she went from being a ‘happy’ child to a ‘;cranky’ one after being moved to a different room in the creche.

# creche - Friday 4 September, 2015

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

They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.

# creche - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Shopping with the kids is a nightmare, right? Not in Japan.

Now your problem will be getting them to leave.

# creche - Monday 15 June, 2015

'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has rowed back on its promise that every childcare worker will need a minimum qualification by this September.

# creche - Saturday 6 June, 2015

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

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.

# creche - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how

Ciaran Flynn’s Childpaths sprung from his experience as a parent. There’s plenty of room for original ideas in Ireland’s childcare industry…

# creche - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

# creche - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.

# creche - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Gardaí investigate tragic death of toddler at Wexford creche

The death is not believed to be suspicious.

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