‘Affordability for parents, sustainability for early childhood educators and quality for children are all absolute necessities for real investment in childcare in next week’s budget’
This is according to Teresa Heeney CEO of Early Childhood Ireland based on survey published today which asked crèches and preschools nationwide to rank their absolute […]
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IF THERE’S ONE area that makes budget headlines, good or bad, its children and childcare. Whether it’s tax breaks for parents or cuts to child benefit these issues are usually top of the agenda in post-budget analyses.
In the case of cuts, they’re often talked about for years afterwards, just […]
Funding for affordable childcare for low-income families; paid paternity leave; and extending parental leave up to at least seven months are being considered as part of next week’s budget.
Final negotiations this week between Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin and ministers will determine how much of his €750m fund can go […]
Up to 25,000 additional low-income families could benefit from subsidised childcare
Up to 25,000 additional low-income families may benefit from access to affordable childcare under plans being considered ahead of next week’s budget.
If approved, it would represent a key step towards the Government’s aim of providing subsidised childcare for all working […]
The study also found that a shocking 84% of working parents struggle to budget for their children’s childcare costs
A whopping 98% of mums are unhappy with childcare support from the Government, a new survey has revealed.
A study carried out by MummyPages.ie also found that a shocking 84% of working parents […]
Breda O’Brien: State subsidised child care is no Nirvana
What is good for disadvantaged children is not good for all children, research suggests
Childcare is one of the biggest worries faced by parents working outside the home. They worry about the cost, they worry about the quality, and they worry about the […]