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#Childcare

From TheJournal.ie Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created Parenting

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.

From TheJournal.ie The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill? Childcare

The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?

Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months Easing The Burden

Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone also announced expanded free childcare for refugees today.

From TheJournal.ie Planning childcare for the autumn? You may qualify for these subsidies Parenting

Planning childcare for the autumn? You may qualify for these subsidies

A new universal subsidy comes into force from September.

From TheJournal.ie 'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver' Column

'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'

As Budget preparations begin, Minister Zappone says she will be arguing for more money come October.

From TheJournal.ie Reprieve for Drumcondra families as date for closure of crèche pushed back Dublin

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The State should pay for mothers to stay at home' Childcare Policy

Opinion: 'The State should pay for mothers to stay at home'

Caring in the home needs to be supported too, writes Pauline O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we want better people working in childcare, we need better working terms' Opinion

'If we want better people working in childcare, we need better working terms'

Policy is driving precarious work for professionals in childcare, writes Sinead Pembroke.

From TheJournal.ie Young boys who appeared in Prime Time crèche exposé awarded €48k in damages Childcare

Young boys who appeared in Prime Time crèche exposé awarded €48k in damages

Jamie Doyle (8) and Mark Doyle (5) sued the creche through their mother.

From TheJournal.ie Demand for crèches: For the first time, there are over 100,000 children in free childcare Playschool

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.

From TheJournal.ie Childcare worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy Creche

Childcare worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy

The woman said she has suffered back pain since the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI Childcare

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare? Factcheck

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial Childcare

Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial

Adults need to step away and put children back at the centre of childcare, writes Tanya Ward.

From TheJournal.ie Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package Budget 2017

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.

From TheJournal.ie Zappone exploring ways to bring unregistered childminders into new subsidy fold Childcare

Zappone exploring ways to bring unregistered childminders into new subsidy fold

Zappone said she met members from the childcare sector yesterday morning where the issue was raised.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you You Raise Them Up

Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you

Subsidised childcare, increased benefits for single parents and tax cuts will all benefit families.

From TheJournal.ie More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals Budget2017

More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals

TheJournal.ie have received an advance copy of the party’s “alternative budget” to be unveiled today.

From TheJournal.ie Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives Family Court

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives

The court was told the mother had been going to rehab but had fallen back in with drug use.

From TheJournal.ie Child whose foster parent died will be moved so no 'attachments' are formed in temporary home Family Court

Child whose foster parent died will be moved so no 'attachments' are formed in temporary home

It is hoped the child will be placed in a long-term home after the summer.

From TheJournal.ie There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent Opinion

There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent

A reader explains why education alone is not enough to gain financial security.

From TheJournal.ie Creche owner starts campaign to make Irish schools 'sweets free zones' Sweets Out For School

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.

From TheJournal.ie Why are parents entrusting their child’s wellbeing to someone they are paying buttons to? Column

Why are parents entrusting their child’s wellbeing to someone they are paying buttons to?

The issue of au pairs is a direct result of ridiculous childcare costs, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou criticises Labour's 'insulting' childcare plan, Joan brings up the IRA Off Topic
From TheJournal.ie Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development? Growing Up

Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development?

The question has been addressed in a new ESRI study.

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents? Opinion

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Won't somebody please think of the childcare? State Of The Nation

Won't somebody please think of the childcare?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Miracle baby born with malformed brain has reached his first birthday Jaxon Buell

Miracle baby born with malformed brain has reached his first birthday

The condition does not have a clear cause and cannot be cured.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget USC CUT

Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget

Joan Burton said voters have to ask themselves if they want a kind of Tory government in power in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat New Jersey

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat

They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.

From TheJournal.ie Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life Relationships

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life

But it’s a balancing act.

From TheJournal.ie Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state... Opinion

Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state...

It’s time the government made some tough budget choices to ease the financial burden of childcare on mothers for once and for all argues Orla O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you Parents

Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you

Recommendations include extending the Early Child Care Education scheme and capping childcare fees.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public Flipping The Bird

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public

The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.

From TheJournal.ie How much do you value the people who take care of your children? Opinion

How much do you value the people who take care of your children?

Marian Quinn, Chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals explains why thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees? Opinion

Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees?

Thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend to protest over a fundamental imbalance in their industry.

From TheJournal.ie Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out Opinion

Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out

A long-term investment plan for childcare is good for children, good for society and good for the economy.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week Childcare

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week

A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.

From TheJournal.ie Why are Irish creches going out of business? Rock And A Hard Place

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey' Raspberry Jam For All This post contains videos

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'

The Taoiseach stopped by TV3 this morning, but there was no sign of Vincent Browne.