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#Creche

# creche - Thursday 28 May, 2020

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.

# creche - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

# creche - Friday 13 March, 2020

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.

# creche - Friday 21 February, 2020

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.

# creche - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'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.

# creche - Thursday 30 January, 2020

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.

# creche - Friday 24 January, 2020

'Lessons should be learned' says parents of four-year-old who died of viral infection at crèche

An inquest is taking place in Cork.

# creche - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

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.

# creche - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Prosecution relies on RTÉ footage in Hyde and Seek crèche trial, judge told

A trial is expected to begin next February.

# 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

Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools

She was given an 18-month suspended sentence.

# 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.

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