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 […]

Struggling parents to learn of Government plans to save them €1,000 a year on childcare costs

Struggling parents to learn of Government plans to save them €1,000 a year on childcare costs
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will unveil the subsidy for kids  aged six months to three  years
HARD-pressed parents will learn today of ­Government plans to save […]

Do you need assistance with your childcare costs?

Great article posted on SchoolDays.ie here. Contents as follows:
If you are a parent/guardian who is on low income, is in school, job training or in receipt of social welfare payment then you may be eligible for assistance with your childcare […]

Our failure to properly tackle childcare’s sky-high cost is a scandal

Charlie Weston: Our failure to properly tackle childcare’s sky-high cost is a scandal
IT is a burden that working parents in few other countries have to bear. The cost of childcare is scandalously high, amounting to the equivalent of a second […]

What will new regulations mean for early years services?

Changes to qualifications and registration but no mandatory policy for child protection
Three years and one month after secretly filmed footage in three childcare centres shocked the country and highlighted the urgent need for improved standards, new regulations for early years […]

Families facing childcare crisis after being warned to register with Revenue

Families face childcare crisis after au pair wins €10k in ‘employee’ test case
Thousands of families are facing a childcare crisis after being warned they must formally register with Revenue as employers and pay full wages if they take an au […]