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Only 56% of parents believe that childcare staff are fully qualified professionals

Only 56% of parents believe that childcare staff are fully qualified professionals

Barnardos are pushing the government to make major changes to the childcare system

After Barnardos released the findings of their latest survey on parenting, a challenge that many respondents could relate to was the issue of childcare.

38% of those surveyed said that affordable and quality childcare and preschool […]

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Dreaming of filling your empty childcare places?

Even when your preschool closes over the weekend, we’ll keep growing your business.

Here’s a selection of enquiries sent to childcare providers who are listed on our site over this past weekend alone.

I would just like to enquire if you take part in the ccs scheme my daughter is 15 months and I would be looking to put her In for […]

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 – at least

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

THE GOVERNMENT’S SIGNATURE Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS) is set to be delayed into next year due to issues surrounding the introduction of a comprehensive IT system.

The scheme was initially slated […]

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‘Laughable’, ‘a joke’, ‘cynical’, ‘opportunistic’ – Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

‘Laughable’, ‘a joke’, ‘cynical’, ‘opportunistic’ – Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

THE DEPARTMENT OF Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has been inundated with complaints and queries about the introduction of a childcare subsidy […]

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Women twice as likely to miss work due to a lack of childcare

A lack of childcare has meant that almost 30pc of parents could not attend work or missed out on job opportunities, a new survey has found.

The research also found that women are twice as likely as men to miss work because they have no childcare.

The survey of 1,000 respondents was undertaken on behalf of Seas […]

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Irish parents missing out on job opportunities due to a lack of childcare

Three out of ten parents (28%) could not attend work or have missed out on new job opportunities because they could not access childcare. This is according to a survey of 1,000 respondents which was undertaken on behalf of Seas Suas, the representative body for independent providers in the early education and childcare sector.

The survey shows that women were significantly […]

Why this créche chain is banning glitter for Christmas crafts

Why this créche chain is banning glitter for Christmas crafts

‘If we’re all getting through kilos and kilos of it, we’re doing terrible damage,’ says director

A nursery chain is to ban children from using glitter because of fears about the damage it causes to the environment.

The substance loved by youngsters for making Christmas cards and other crafts […]

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Report ranks Ireland last in Europe for investing in early education

A report has put Ireland at the bottom when it comes to the amount spent on pre-primary education.

The report, by philanthropic foundation Bertelsmann Stiftung, also ranks Ireland 21st out of 28 countries on education equality and criticises Ireland’s two tier secondary school system and lack of investment in young children.

It found that Ireland spends 0.10% of its GDP on pre-primary […]

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This is what parents are asking childcare providers

This is what parents are asking childcare providers

Every day, parents use ChildcareFinder.ie to contact childcare providers who are listed on our site.

Here are just a selection of  enquiries sent to childcare providers who are listed our site in the last 48 hours alone.

Hi , I am enquiring about a a ECCE place for my son. He will be 2 on […]

Struggling preschool staff want a fair wage

The lesson is that struggling preschool staff want a fair wage

Parents are paying the equivalent of a second mortgage on childcare because state investment is 10% of what is internationally recommended, says Marian Quinn

EARLY childhood education and care will be in the spotlight tomorrow. Childhood professionals across the country will stage a “walk-off” to express their frustration with a lack of […]

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