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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 71,235 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.
Minister for Children says 85% of creches to re-open after 'inaccurate' information provided to Dáil
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Minister for Children says 85% of creches to re-open after 'inaccurate' information provided to Dáil

Jul 9th 2020, 6:15 PM 18,750 Views 7 Comments

Earlier, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had told the Dáil that just 60% of childcare providers would be re-opening.

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.

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 21,046 Views 21 Comments

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

Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff
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Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff

Feb 19th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,353 Views 0 Comments

The company came to the nation’s attention last summer following an RTÉ Investigates piece on Prime Time.

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland
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Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland

Feb 5th 2020, 7:11 PM 12,158 Views 36 Comments

After a childcare protest marched across Dublin today, here’s a look at what the political parties are promising.

RTÉ accused of criminal offences in making of Hyde & Seek exposé
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RTÉ accused of criminal offences in making of Hyde & Seek exposé

Dec 18th 2019, 8:02 PM 30,738 Views 0 Comments

Four Hyde & Seek crèches had been ordered to close by 31 December on foot of an order by Tusla.

Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs
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Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 5:00 PM 36,156 Views 105 Comments

The Federation of Early Childcare Providers says some creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments
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Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Nov 29th 2019, 10:02 AM 8,114 Views 21 Comments

Some childcare providers were finding it “particularly challenging” to carry out fire risk assessments.

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé
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RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé

Oct 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,672 Views 32 Comments

The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin
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Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 39,951 Views 41 Comments

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

Issues of non-compliance found at fourth Hyde & Seek creche not featured in documentary
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Issues of non-compliance found at fourth Hyde & Seek creche not featured in documentary

Jul 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,863 Views 22 Comments

The Drumcondra creche was not covered on this week’s RTÉ documentary.

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches
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Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Jul 25th 2019, 8:41 AM 32,046 Views 77 Comments

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction
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Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction

Jul 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,689 Views 20 Comments

A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.

Owner of creche chain accused of 'huge breaches' after being filmed roughly handling children in care
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Owner of creche chain accused of 'huge breaches' after being filmed roughly handling children in care

Jul 24th 2019, 10:30 PM 99,242 Views 12 Comments

An RTÉ documentary into practices at Hyde & Seek was broadcast earlier this evening.

Girl (5) awarded €17,500 after being moved to 'harsh and abusive' room in Dublin créche
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Girl (5) awarded €17,500 after being moved to 'harsh and abusive' room in Dublin créche

Oct 7th 2015, 12:18 PM 34,805 Views 92 Comments

Court heard that she went from being a ‘happy’ child to a ‘;cranky’ one after being moved to a different room in the creche.

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections
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Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

Aug 27th 2014, 9:25 AM 4,495 Views 11 Comments

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

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'
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€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'

Apr 5th 2014, 10:46 AM 10,057 Views 25 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland is proposing that a separate strand of funding is immediately ringfenced for private childcare providers.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Mar 14th 2014, 11:12 PM 17,384 Views 7 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the death of Edward Haughey, Aer Lingus suing SIPTU and off licences urged not to sell booze too early on Paddy’s Day…

Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care
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Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care

Mar 14th 2014, 3:30 PM 20,881 Views 37 Comments

The HSE is now investigating a number of serious cases.

Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training
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Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training

Nov 15th 2013, 12:03 PM 5,825 Views 37 Comments

The money is part of wider reforms for the pre-school childcare sector following Prime Time’s exposé earlier this year.

Tougher regulation of creches must be met with investment - Early Childhood Ireland
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Tougher regulation of creches must be met with investment - Early Childhood Ireland

Sep 25th 2013, 3:51 PM 4,881 Views 33 Comments

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.

Cabinet approves tough new measures for creches
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Cabinet approves tough new measures for creches

Sep 25th 2013, 8:56 AM 4,136 Views 37 Comments

Creches would have to be registered to operate and inspectors would be granted greater powers under the proposed new laws.

Creche reports 'out of date' says Early Childhood Ireland
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Creche reports 'out of date' says Early Childhood Ireland

Jul 16th 2013, 8:42 AM 4,751 Views 3 Comments

The childcare representative group says that there needs to be clear distinctions between minor and major non-compliance.

HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'
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HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'

Jun 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,774 Views 14 Comments

An inspection report handed to parents whose children attend a Dublin creche identified breaches of child-adult ratios yet marked the facility compliant. The HSE said this was an “administrative error”.

HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online
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HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online

Jun 2nd 2013, 3:03 PM 9,497 Views 21 Comments

“I apologise for that…It was in a queue of things to happen. It was resource-restricted. It will happen now.”

Profit-making childhood services to pay 'significant registration fee'
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Profit-making childhood services to pay 'significant registration fee'

Jun 1st 2013, 2:17 PM 6,857 Views 30 Comments

Chief executive-designate of the Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes described the portrayal of childcare in RTÉ Prime Time’s investigation as “truly horrifying”.

In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage
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In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage

Jun 1st 2013, 7:20 AM 25,419 Views 84 Comments

Little Harvard has defended itself in a letter sent home with children who attend its five creches this week in the wake of the ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

Childhood professionals concerned about RTÉ doc revelations
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Childhood professionals concerned about RTÉ doc revelations

May 25th 2013, 12:35 PM 16,654 Views 88 Comments

The Assocation of Childhood Professionals have called on the government to work with its members to achieve quality in care.

Sick pay proposal will affect childcare service provision - survey
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Sick pay proposal will affect childcare service provision - survey

Aug 1st 2012, 10:06 AM 4,068 Views 20 Comments

Preschool and creche operators say they cannot afford to cover the cost of Minister Burton’s proposal.