Direct subsidies would improve affordability and improve services, high-level body to be told
Parents should not be given tax relief for childcare on the basis that this would do little to improve quality or assist less well-off families, a high-level Government […]
After-school childcare plans to target struggling parents
Hard-pressed parents are set to benefit from a plan to use schools to provide low-cost evening time childcare.
Under proposals being prepared by the Government, primary schools would be kept open for two hours for […]
It requires nerves of steel, extraordinary courage and remarkable determination to have children in Ireland today.
Despite all our self-congratulatory talk about family values and the like, we have somehow managed to create a very cold house indeed when it comes […]
THE MINISTER FOR Health Leo Varadkar has said the cost of childcare will be an election issue.
Speaking on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live, he said that the government “would not rule out” tax breaks for parents, but said there would have […]
Children’s Minister James Reilly has ruled out tax breaks worth up to €5,000 a year for struggling families whose children are in crèches because it may only benefit the rich and be wiped out by linked increases in facility costs.
When young people first go online it can be difficult for them to figure out the boundary between what should go online and what should stay offline.
February 10th 2015 sees the launch of Safer Internet Week, an EU initiative which […]
Childcare Affordability was discussed on RTE’s morning Ireland today in Motherhubbards Childcare in Ongar. Teresa Heeney of Early Childhood Ireland was there.
Karen McGovern, manager of Mother Hubbards in Ongar, Dublin and parents from her service are joined by Teresa Heeney, […]