Childcare providers to form professional body

Group will lobby government on policy issues
Childcare providers are planning to establish a professional representative organisation and have invited all private providers of full day childcare services to participate.
Childcare providers from around the country will meet at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on 24 May.

The group aims to progress the availability […]

New childcare centres will face pre-opening inspections

For the first time new creches and preschools here will have to undergo inspection before they can open their doors to babies and young children.
Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has updated the country’s childcare regulations for the first time in 10 years.

Previously, childcare centres only had to ‘notify’ Tusla […]

New Government but same line on childcare

Breda O’Brien writes for The Irish Times: New Government but same line on childcare
It is the triump of ideology over what parents want, which is to look after children at home
Read quickly, the draft partnership programme for government appears to signal a shift in childcare policy. After all, promising “targeted […]

Parents Frustrated Over Delay In Restoration Of Childcare Services in Clare

Parents in Kilrush and Kilkee have expressed their frustration over further delays in restoring community childcare services.

Families in the area have now been without childcare service for over two months following the sudden closure of the West Clare Early Years Centres in mid-February.

Services have been restored in three towns and […]

Childcare tax credit ‘would not work’, sector warns

Industry boss expresses concern over ‘populist’ proposals in government deal
Care providers have warned that neither parents or children will benefit if a childcare tax credit forms part of a deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on the formation of a government.
Care providers have warned that neither parents or children […]

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