Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 4 August, 2020

#Creches

# creches - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Minister for Children says 85% of creches to re-open after 'inaccurate' information provided to Dáil

Earlier, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had told the Dáil that just 60% of childcare providers would be re-opening.

# creches - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The government's Covid-19 childcare plans, while noble, will not benefit children

Karen Clince of Tigers Childcare says there is another way to provide childcare safely, and she has some suggestions.

# creches - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme

Wages of thousands of employees working in the childcare sector will be topped up to a maximum of €586 a week.

# creches - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff

The company came to the nation’s attention last summer following an RTÉ Investigates piece on Prime Time.

# creches - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland

After a childcare protest marched across Dublin today, here’s a look at what the political parties are promising.

# creches - 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.

Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs

The Federation of Early Childcare Providers says some creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

# creches - Friday 29 November, 2019

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Some childcare providers were finding it “particularly challenging” to carry out fire risk assessments.

# creches - Monday 14 October, 2019

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé

The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.

# creches - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

# creches - Friday 26 July, 2019

Issues of non-compliance found at fourth Hyde & Seek creche not featured in documentary

The Drumcondra creche was not covered on this week’s RTÉ documentary.

# creches - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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.

Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction Exclusive

A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.

# creches - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Owner of creche chain accused of 'huge breaches' after being filmed roughly handling children in care

An RTÉ documentary into practices at Hyde & Seek was broadcast earlier this evening.

# creches - 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.

# creches - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.

# creches - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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

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

# creches - Friday 14 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about the death of Edward Haughey, Aer Lingus suing SIPTU and off licences urged not to sell booze too early on Paddy’s Day…

Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care

The HSE is now investigating a number of serious cases.

# creches - Friday 15 November, 2013

Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training

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

# creches - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

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

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

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

# creches - Monday 26 August, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# creches - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Creche reports 'out of date' says Early Childhood Ireland

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

# creches - Monday 17 June, 2013

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

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”.

# creches - Sunday 2 June, 2013

HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online

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

# creches - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Profit-making childhood services to pay 'significant registration fee'

Chief executive-designate of the Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes described the portrayal of childcare in RTÉ Prime Time’s investigation as “truly horrifying”.

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

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.

# creches - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Childhood professionals concerned about RTÉ doc revelations

The Assocation of Childhood Professionals have called on the government to work with its members to achieve quality in care.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Welcome to the weekend! Here are nine things to know before you get started.

# creches - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Sick pay proposal will affect childcare service provision - survey

Preschool and creche operators say they cannot afford to cover the cost of Minister Burton’s proposal.