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'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 71,190 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.
Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding
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Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding

Jul 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,597 Views 23 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland’s Frances Byrne says years of inadequate funding have crippled our childcare system.

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 45,083 Views 9 Comments

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

Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan
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Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan

Aug 29th 2019, 12:52 PM 26,080 Views 81 Comments

The new plan hopes to see thousands of childminders registered with Tusla.

Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross
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Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross

Aug 3rd 2018, 1:04 PM 20,932 Views 125 Comments

“We’re pursuing this as an idea, as a novel idea. We’re going to continue to push for it.”

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
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Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m

Oct 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,700 Views 18 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.

Stand off: Workers to take protest to government after charity makes all staff redundant
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Stand off: Workers to take protest to government after charity makes all staff redundant

Jun 20th 2016, 9:11 PM 33,506 Views 28 Comments

The group will be staging a protest outside the Department of Children and Youth Affairs at 1pm tomorrow.

Children are precious, so why aren't the people caring for them valued?
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Children are precious, so why aren't the people caring for them valued?

Feb 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 478 Views 49 Comments

‘An au pair’s work is essential, and caring for children is an enormous responsibility, yet we are not seen as real workers.’

Reduced hours and more vacancies are 'worrying' for childminders
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Reduced hours and more vacancies are 'worrying' for childminders

Apr 23rd 2012, 12:15 PM 2,936 Views 4 Comments

A survey has found that the number of childminders working for 40 hours or more per week has reduced as National Childminding Week was launched at the weekend.