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# early-childhood-ireland - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Most people believe parents should be supported to stay at home until their child is 1 year old

Childcare Barometer 2020 shows significant support for the creation of a single, dedicated childcare agency.

# early-childhood-ireland - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Efforts to make childcare in Ireland affordable 'must not be pre-election spin'

One group believes investment needs to be brought up to the EU average.

# early-childhood-ireland - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

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

# early-childhood-ireland - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough"

Early Childhood Ireland has said that the funding made available has been a “trickle of the stream” that is needed.

# early-childhood-ireland - Monday 7 April, 2014

Children face life span five years shorter than parents - but you can change this

Experts say that obesity has reached a ‘tipping point’ in Ireland. Here are tips they shared with us on how to keep your kids healthy and active.

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?

Experts say we’re wrapping our kids up in cotton wool and that’s bad for them. What do you think?

# early-childhood-ireland - 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.

# early-childhood-ireland - 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.

# early-childhood-ireland - 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Creche reports 'out of date' says Early Childhood Ireland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.

# early-childhood-ireland - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it

From property tax to child benefit cuts to the motor industry, we asked the experts what they thought about Budget 2013. Here’s what they had to say.

# early-childhood-ireland - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Childcare providers to start displaying their prices Price Transparency This post contains a poll

Childcare providers to start displaying their prices

A clear price display will now be available in childcare premises for the range of services on offer.

# early-childhood-ireland - 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.

# early-childhood-ireland - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

# early-childhood-ireland - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'

Education and care go hand in hand, argues Irene Gunning, and the care of toddlers and preschoolers can’t be separated as two different processes.