Being a childcare business owner comes with challenges day to day. You have to handle a lot of challenges including, selling, financing, managing and growing the business with little or no staff.  The tricky part is you have to do this while trying to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, as well as making your childcare business a success by working on and in it!!

We’re sure that some of the information you find in this section will help you with some of those challenges.

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 […]

Childcare providers want to lower qualifications standards for staff

Childcare providers want to lower qualifications standards for staff
Group says carers are being ‘forced out’ of sector due to excessive regulation
Childcare providers want the Government to reduce qualification standards for their employees in order to tackle a “staffing crisis”.
Seas Suas, a new representative group for independent childcare providers, said requirements […]

‘Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated’

Affordable Childcare Scheme: ‘Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated’
Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, Jennifer Whitmore writes for TheJournal.ie – link below
THERE HAS BEEN lots of feelgood fanfare around the roll out of the Affordable Childcare Scheme, which came […]

DCYA Roadshow – More Affordable Childcare Information Sessions

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs would like to extend an invitation to childcare providers to attend an information session to discuss the measures introduced for September 2017 to make childcare more affordable for parents.

The information sessions will take place in eight locations nationwide and officials from both DCYA […]

Minister announces €3.5m payment for childcare providers

An extra €3.5m will be made available to childcare providers in the form of a ‘non-contact time payment’ announced today by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone.

This is in addition to €14.5 million in non–contact time payments Minister Zappone negotiated in Budget 2017 and which will […]

New childcare plan to give €80 a month to parents of under-3s

New childcare plan to give €80 a month to parents of under-3s
Zappone says payments under scheme to help disadvantaged parents will also increase

All parents will be able to avail of new childcare subsidies from September including an €80 per month allowance for children aged between six months and three years […]