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“Parent Guilt is a much documented issue and is often described as “A Silent Epidemic”. It’s hard to avoid these days in the online world we live in.”

Regina Graham is a Dublin mum of three and owner of – […]

Women must make affordable childcare an election issue

For the next few weeks, we will be plagued with knocks on the door as candidates try to persuade us to give them our votes. They will dazzle us with their mandates and promises for the future.

One of the key […]

€2 an hour for childcare puts parents on a wage of €2 an hour

By VICTORIA WHITE: €2 an hour for childcare puts parents on a wage of €2 an hour
TWO euro an hour. That’s what a child is worth as the Coalition’s general election campaign kicks off in this centenary year of 2016.

The […]

Labour promises childcare for €2 an hour

Photo: Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan
Childcare costs would be cut to €2 an hour under a new scheme being promised by Labour if the party is returned to Government.

Parents would be able to access a State-subsidised service for children aged […]

Children in childcare learn ‘just as well’ as those at home

Study finds no difference in cognitive abilities between those with parents and in childcare
It makes no difference to a young child’s cognitive abilities whether they are looked after by their parents or sent to childcare, such as creches, according a […]

ECI survey on screen time amongst young children shows worrying trends

Early Childhood Ireland survey on screen time usage amongst young children shows some worrying trends and lack of guidelines for parents
A new survey (published today Monday 30th November on of 332 parents from around the country regarding screen time […]

Childcare package will not help parents paying for preschool

Free preschool measures not expected to be introduced until September 2016
Parents of children paying for pre-school care will not benefit from the childcare measures announced in Budget 2016.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said the €1.1 billion increase […]

Childcare package in budget will not activate until September 2016

Measures aimed at hard-pressed working families will offer little relief to many parents of pre-school children
Childcare was the dominant issue for readers in the wake of the 2016 Budget presentation, specifically the new pre-school care measures.

Hard-pressed parents were looking for […]