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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]