Irish parents missing out on job opportunities due to a lack of childcare

Three out of ten parents (28%) could not attend work or have missed out on new job opportunities because they could not access childcare. This is according to a survey of 1,000 respondents which was undertaken on behalf of Seas […]

‘Affordable childcare’: 10 things you should know

‘Affordable childcare’: 10 things you should know
Families can look forward to some extra support this autumn, but parents should research their entitlements
For the first time, parents in the “squeezed middle” can look forward to getting a little help from the […]

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 […]