€2 an hour for childcare puts parents on a wage of €2 an hour

By VICTORIA WHITE: €2 an hour for childcare puts parents on a wage of €2 an hour
TWO euro an hour. That’s what a child is worth as the Coalition’s general election campaign kicks off in this centenary year of 2016.

The pledge, to be achieved by 2021, came from the Labour […]

Increase In Parents Looking For Childcare

January saw a huge increase in visitor numbers and visitor engagement on ChildcareFinder.ie, as parents start looking again for local childcare.
If you own a creche, Montessori, afterschool or preschool service you can get listed and get found by local parents too… for less than €2 per week!
Contact Regina on 086 […]

‘Greater childcare subsidies needed’

A report calling for greater state subsidisation of childcare to relieve parents of the burden of an “extra mortgage” and to ensure the sector is sustainable for childcare providers has been broadly welcomed.
The recommendation is one of 13 contained in a report on Affordable and Quality Childcare by the joint […]

Concern over free pre-school year scheme extension

Working conditions must be addressed before extending scheme, inquiry hears
The Government’s plans to offer children a second year of free pre-school education should not go ahead before major problems with existing services are overcome, an Oireachtas inquiry has urged.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin announced in October that […]

Are the Labour childcare promises realistic?

Odran Flynn of Newstalk takes an in-depth look at the proposals around Labour’s childcare promises
So what’s it about? Could it work? The figures in detail…. read the article on the Newstalk website here

Tánaiste denies ‘buying’ support with childcare cost cuts

Tánaiste Joan Burton denies trying to ‘buy’ support with childcare cost cuts
Tánaiste Joan Burton has denied opposition claims she is trying to buy back the support of “families you have failed” after new post-election plans to cut the cost of childcare for struggling parents were revealed.

The Labour leader was forced […]