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Fine Gael agrees childcare deal with Katherine Zappone

A subsidised childcare scheme worth up to €2,000 for working parents with children under three forms part of a key pledge Fine Gael has committed to in exchange for support from Independent TDs.
At present the vast majority of parents do not receive any specific childcare subsidy until their children become […]

Creche Services Set To Reopen in Kilrush and Kilkee

Community Childcare services in Kilrush and Kilkee are set to resume early next month.

Following agreement between and the Clare Local Development Company a target date of the 3rd of May has been set for the re-opening of the creches, and enrollment evenings will be held this Thursday and Friday.

Kilkee and […]

‘It’s time to respect as well as inspect our childcare workers’

In my opinion… Carmel Brennan
Success in life begins in early childhood. The research leaves us in no doubt. That’s why inspectors from the Department of Education (DES) are now going into pre-schools. To the surprise of many, there’s a very positive welcome for them in the sector, because early childhood […]

ECI report to highlight cost of childcare in Ireland

Early Childhood Ireland report to highlight cost of childcare in Ireland
The report, which will be launched on Saturday, highlights spending by the government in comparison with other countries in Europe
It comes on foot of the second free preschool year and the introduction of rolling enrolment, as announced in the last […]

Shortage of places for extra free ECCE year in Creches

Parents are facing a scramble for childcare after a warning that there will not be enough places for all children when the second free preschool year starts in less than five months’ time.
Childcare providers say it is impossible to extend their premises, opening hours, and staff to cater for all […]