Childcare and housing challenge as baby boom continues

There was 14.4 babies born per 1,000 residents in the State last year, easily eclipsing the EU average of 10.1

In stark contrast, Ireland also recorded one of Europe’s lowest death rates at 6.4pc per 1,000 residents – some distance behind […]

Young looked after in creches develop better motor-skills

Better language skills at age 3 if young minded by relatives but young looked after in creches develop better motor-skills by same age, says Túsla research
Infants cared for by a relative develop better language skills by the age of three […]

Taking the stress out of starting preschool by being prepared

Taking the stress out of starting preschool by being prepared
Tips from Beaumont Community Playgroup, located in St. Fiachra’s School grounds Beaumont for the past 22 years
 These days, Beaumont Community Playgroup is helping local families to avoid the stress of starting […]

Government traps parents in classic Catch-22 on childcare

The Government remains determined to coax single parents off welfare and back into jobs, despite mass protests outside the Dáil last week. On July 2, the age limit for the One-Parent Family Payment will be reduced to seven for most […]

The Children’s Referendum will not have to be held again

“This is a great day for Children’s rights,” Senator Jillian VanTurnhout
THE SUPREME COURT has ruled that the Children’s Referendum should not be re-run.

A High Court petition taken by Joanna Jordan from Dun Laoghaire to overturn the result of the 2012 referendum […]

James Reilly looks to parents on childcare

Parents are for the first-time being invited to submit suggestions to the Government on how to address the childcare crisis.

Children’s Minister James Reilly is seeking submissions from parents and other interest parties as part of a review of childcare policy […]

Know the law on child car seats

This is some really great information from the RSA on the right car seat for your child.

You can download the PDF document by following this link:

 

Use the Orange Dinosaur To Find Childcare!

Over the weekend at the Early Childcare Ireland conference and AGM in Croke Park, ChildcareFinder.ie were located at stand 18 of the Expo hall. Lots of childcare providers and people who work hard in the childcare sector popped by to […]