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 […]

Struggling preschool staff want a fair wage

The lesson is that struggling preschool staff want a fair wage
Parents are paying the equivalent of a second mortgage on childcare because state investment is 10% of what is internationally recommended, says Marian Quinn

EARLY childhood education and care will be in the spotlight tomorrow. Childhood professionals across the country will stage […]

Childcare in Budget 2018

An additional €20 million will be allocated towards supporting childcare measures, including the extended free pre-school programme. This means there will be a full two-year service available from September 2018.

During his budget speech in the Dail today, Mr Donoghue said the government was committed to “the development of affordable quality childcare […]

Budget cash for updating childcare facilities

Budget cash for updating childcare facilities
Childcare providers will receive increased funding to upgrade their facilities and assist with administration costs as part of Budget 2018.

Having rolled out the first phase of the affordable childcare scheme, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone is pushing for better quality and standards and has secured an […]