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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 14,830 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 15,626 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 23,604 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 15,662 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 9,946 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 39,935 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 37,984 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 45,020 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 18,505 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 21,823 Views 15 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 12,605 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 10,092 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 13,296 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 27,946 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 31,552 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 14,086 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 13,571 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 145,155 Views 174 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 19,588 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 15,936 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 15,639 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 65,870 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 27,185 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 26,440 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 24,263 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 22,653 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 10,043 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 33,546 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 39,289 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 51,209 Views 54 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 40,175 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 12,592 Views 2 Comments

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

Frontline healthcare workers could have childcare provided in their homes
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Frontline healthcare workers could have childcare provided in their homes

Apr 30th 2020, 9:16 PM 19,346 Views 16 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan wrote to Simon Harris about the potential for “registered childcare workers [to] provide support” in a healthcare worker’s home.

HSE tells unions that where healthcare workers can't secure childcare, they can remain at home with pay
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HSE tells unions that where healthcare workers can't secure childcare, they can remain at home with pay

Apr 28th 2020, 10:04 PM 25,437 Views 49 Comments

Previous proposals to support healthcare workers with childcare provision had been described as inadequate by unions.

'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses
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'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:20 AM 15,070 Views 30 Comments

The INMO pointed out that many of its members are lone parents or have partners who are also working on the frontline.

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs
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Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs

Apr 22nd 2020, 5:48 PM 38,031 Views 75 Comments

Varadkar said that other childcare proposals are being considered for after 5 May.

Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts
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Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts

Apr 20th 2020, 4:29 PM 14,306 Views 9 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency team will discuss the plan tomorrow, says the Taoiseach.

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

Apr 16th 2020, 2:15 PM 21,040 Views 21 Comments

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

Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county
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Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county

Apr 6th 2020, 2:55 PM 210,357 Views 133 Comments

Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.

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