State considers radical plan to help pay for childcare
Means-tested scheme is expected to be rolled out over a number of years from September
A radical new system of subsidised childcare that would mean the State pays a portion of a family’s […]
It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies
Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a […]
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 […]
International study finds Irish men contribute least to childcare
Advocacy groups say action needed to address gender inequalities in childcare
Just seven per cent of unpaid childcare in Ireland is done by men according to a new report which describes the country […]
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 […]
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.