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Childcare providers hold Dáil protest over children 'falling through the cracks'
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Childcare providers hold Dáil protest over children 'falling through the cracks'

Oct 5th 2021, 5:20 PM 7,196 Views 3 Comments

They say services are “chronically underfunded”.

Fine Gael sets out major new childcare policies
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Fine Gael sets out major new childcare policies

Oct 3rd 2021, 7:45 AM 15,227 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael is calling for a ‘major re-prioritisation’ of early childhood by the Government and policymakers.

Poll: How do you think the State should fix issues with accessing childcare?
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Poll: How do you think the State should fix issues with accessing childcare?

Aug 28th 2021, 11:26 AM 27,136 Views 83 Comments

Readers have shared their difficulties in trying to access childcare services.

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis
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'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis

Aug 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,956 Views 47 Comments
  • Every year, tens of thousands of parents around the country seek out childcare, but many say it has become an increasingly difficult search.
  • We asked readers to share their experiences and struggles with childcare in Ireland.
  • Here are their stories, collected by Lauren Boland.
Have you faced difficulties finding childcare for your young child? We want to hear your story
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Have you faced difficulties finding childcare for your young child? We want to hear your story

Aug 26th 2021, 11:27 AM 14,695 Views 17 Comments

We want to piece together the picture of what finding childcare looks like in Ireland – here’s how you can take part.

Call for increased investment in early years childcare sector, especially for under threes
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Call for increased investment in early years childcare sector, especially for under threes

Aug 26th 2021, 9:39 AM 11,178 Views 20 Comments

Teresa Heeney described the situation for new parents as “unacceptable”.

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
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Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'

Aug 5th 2021, 1:47 PM 33,524 Views 23 Comments

‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
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Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost

Jun 18th 2021, 8:11 AM 15,331 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is in line with other rich countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand in the cost to care for two children.

Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women
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Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women

May 29th 2021, 7:01 PM 15,732 Views 19 Comments

The National Women’s Council says inadequate State investment in childcare has led to an unsustainable system in crisis.

'Your mammy brain and working woman brain should not be in the same room': Work and childcare after Covid
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'Your mammy brain and working woman brain should not be in the same room': Work and childcare after Covid

May 2nd 2021, 9:00 AM 23,663 Views 3 Comments

The Citizens Assembly has recommended a publicly-funded childcare model in future to address the high cost parents face.

Report on pay levels in childcare sector to be finalised in coming days
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Report on pay levels in childcare sector to be finalised in coming days

Feb 4th 2021, 8:17 PM 15,808 Views 7 Comments

The department appointed former Labour Court chairman and barrister Dr Kevin Duffy as the independent chairman of the process.

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans
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Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans

Jan 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,971 Views 6 Comments

Childcare provider Regina Bushell says the government has not inspired confidence with regard to how childcare will work throughout 2021.

Deal struck with Government to provide funding for childcare services for essential workers
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Deal struck with Government to provide funding for childcare services for essential workers

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 8:35 PM 39,963 Views 15 Comments

The IBEC groups said all childcare services will be open for children of frontline and essential workers and vulnerable children.

Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers
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Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:35 PM 38,021 Views 11 Comments

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?
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Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?

Jan 4th 2021, 4:59 PM 45,111 Views 9 Comments

The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.

Review finds that the average cost of delivering childcare across all services in Ireland is €4.14 per hour
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Review finds that the average cost of delivering childcare across all services in Ireland is €4.14 per hour

Oct 19th 2020, 3:30 PM 18,510 Views 9 Comments

The review was undertaken by Crowe in association with Apteligen in 2018.

Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer
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Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer

Sep 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,373 Views 16 Comments

Green Party TD Patrick Costello says foster care in Ireland has been at breaking point for some time and it cannot be ignored any longer.

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’
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‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 12,626 Views 0 Comments

Prevention and Early Intervention expert Marian Quinn outlines the need for a reimagined after-school sector on the other side of Covid-19.

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’
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‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 10,101 Views 19 Comments

Childcare centre owners Sarah O’Leary and and Michele Akerlind explain how better investment can build a well paid and affordable childcare sector.

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’
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‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’

Jul 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,342 Views 11 Comments

In the latest in our Childcare Voices series, Darragh O’Connor of SIPTU outlines why the trade union is calling for big changes in pay and affordability in the sector.

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’
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‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’

Jul 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,141 Views 49 Comments

Mother Lynda Butler outlines the impact of childcare costs for her first daughter and how high fees are making her think twice about having a second child.

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
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Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents

Jul 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,632 Views 53 Comments

New mother Patrice Hosford is asking the government to improve the leave entitlements currently available to new parents.

Hundreds of childcare providers say they won't be able to stay open without more government supports
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Hundreds of childcare providers say they won't be able to stay open without more government supports

Jul 15th 2020, 6:05 AM 14,092 Views 9 Comments

70% of childcare providers are yet to reopen, with only 22% operating at full capacity.

As a creche owner, I had butterflies on Monday, but we're getting there
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As a creche owner, I had butterflies on Monday, but we're getting there

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 13,585 Views 5 Comments

One childcare provider shares her thoughts on reopening in the ‘new normal’ and thanks former minister Katherine Zappone for the work she’s done.

'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open
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'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open

Jun 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,244 Views 23 Comments

Providers say they’ve done everything they can to make things seem normal for children.

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told
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'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:10 PM 145,205 Views 175 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

Childcare providers warn of reduced capacity and need for longterm financial support
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Childcare providers warn of reduced capacity and need for longterm financial support

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 4:45 PM 19,595 Views 25 Comments

Operators said additional staff will be needed to manage the extra Covid-19 health and safety requirements.

Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'
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Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'

Jun 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 15,938 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.

State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister
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State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister

Jun 10th 2020, 1:30 PM 15,676 Views 12 Comments

A €75 million funding package has been announced.

Childcare crisis: 'I looked at my 14-year-old and asked 'Will you manage babysitting the others?''
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Childcare crisis: 'I looked at my 14-year-old and asked 'Will you manage babysitting the others?''

Jun 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 65,901 Views 29 Comments

Childcare providers won’t be returning until 29 June – and even when they do return, it isn’t clear how many children they can take in.

People will rely on family and friends for a ‘dig out’ until creches reopen, says minister
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People will rely on family and friends for a ‘dig out’ until creches reopen, says minister

Jun 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,191 Views 22 Comments

The government plan sets out that creches will open on 29 June.

'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June
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'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June

May 29th 2020, 5:23 PM 26,508 Views 24 Comments

These services will first be made available to children of essential workers and those experiencing poverty or welfare issues.

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

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,270 Views 21 Comments

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

Varadkar 'increasingly confident' Phase One of lifting restrictions will begin on Monday
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Varadkar 'increasingly confident' Phase One of lifting restrictions will begin on Monday

May 14th 2020, 1:31 PM 22,655 Views 48 Comments

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said there are questions to be asked about how the country is re-started and the logic behind the decisions.

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse
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Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse

May 14th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,060 Views 14 Comments

The government announced that a childcare scheme for healthcare workers had to be scrapped.

'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers
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'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers

Updated May 14th 2020, 11:12 AM 33,561 Views 107 Comments

The scheme has been scrapped after just six providers had applied to take part.

Childcare scheme for healthcare workers scrapped after only six providers apply
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Childcare scheme for healthcare workers scrapped after only six providers apply

May 13th 2020, 9:35 PM 39,296 Views 58 Comments

The scheme was launched last week and was due to begin on Monday.

No insurance cover for childcare providers that take part in government scheme, warns broker
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No insurance cover for childcare providers that take part in government scheme, warns broker

Updated May 7th 2020, 3:33 PM 51,225 Views 53 Comments

45 hours a week of childcare in the home will be provided to certain workers from 18 May.

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan
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Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan

Updated May 6th 2020, 10:10 PM 40,187 Views 61 Comments

Trade union Fórsa has requested more information on what the plan entails.

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children
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'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children

May 6th 2020, 2:47 PM 12,611 Views 2 Comments

The HSE has acknowledged that the government childcare scheme “does not address the majority of situations”.

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