Katherine Zappone announces €4m for childcare services

Katherine Zappone announces €4m for childcare services
Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has announced €4 million to create more childcare places, upgrade existing childcare buildings and develop natural outdoor play areas at pre-schools.

Ms Zappone said she is “progressing” legislation to underpin her new subsidised childcare schemes which will be available to […]

Community creches in poor areas ‘at breaking point’

Hundreds of community creches in disadvantaged areas nationwide “have reached breaking point”, according to a childcare expert.

Hundreds of community creches in disadvantaged areas nationwide “have reached breaking point”, according to a childcare expert.
Seven Cork creches that look after vulnerable babies and toddlers aged 0-3 have said they are on course […]

More funding sought for creches in most disadvantaged areas

A cross-party representation of political figures in Cork is to make representations to the minister for children seeking a rise in funding for creches in the most disadvantaged parts of the country.

Seven creches looking after vulnerable toddlers across Cork City claim they are not receiving enough funding to re-open services […]

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Creches in Cork may close due to lack of funding

Seven creches looking after vulnerable toddlers in some of the most disadvantaged parts of Cork City could be facing closure.

Up to 225 children, aged one to three years, attend these early years community creches and the staff also provide wider support to their families.

Many of these parents have experienced homelessness, […]

New Scheme to help children with disabilities enter childcare to be expanded

Scheme to help children with disabilities enter childcare to be expanded
More than €1.5m is to be invested in a scheme which helps children with disabilities enter childcare.

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is announcing the expansion of the Access Inclusion Model today which ensures children with disabilities can fully […]