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.
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 […]
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 www.earlychildhoodireland.ie) of 332 parents from around the country regarding screen time […]
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 […]
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 […]