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We had a lovely letter from Spraoi Preschool in Ballincollig about their experience of advertising on – for less than €3 per week you can get the same success and results for YOUR childcare business. You can create your advert/listing […]

Fine Gael agrees childcare deal with Katherine Zappone

A subsidised childcare scheme worth up to €2,000 for working parents with children under three forms part of a key pledge Fine Gael has committed to in exchange for support from Independent TDs.
At present the vast majority of parents do […]

Creche Services Set To Reopen in Kilrush and Kilkee

Community Childcare services in Kilrush and Kilkee are set to resume early next month.

Following agreement between and the Clare Local Development Company a target date of the 3rd of May has been set for the re-opening of the creches, and […]

‘It’s time to respect as well as inspect our childcare workers’

In my opinion… Carmel Brennan
Success in life begins in early childhood. The research leaves us in no doubt. That’s why inspectors from the Department of Education (DES) are now going into pre-schools. To the surprise of many, there’s a very […]

ECI report to highlight cost of childcare in Ireland

Early Childhood Ireland report to highlight cost of childcare in Ireland
The report, which will be launched on Saturday, highlights spending by the government in comparison with other countries in Europe
It comes on foot of the second free preschool year and […]

Shortage of places for extra free ECCE year in Creches

Parents are facing a scramble for childcare after a warning that there will not be enough places for all children when the second free preschool year starts in less than five months’ time.
Childcare providers say it is impossible to extend […]

€5.4 million awarded for national education programme in early years settings

€5.4 million awarded for national higher education programme for inclusion coordinators in early years settings who will champion and co-ordinate better access to early education for children with additional needs

A consortium including Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Early Childhood Ireland and […]

Childcare workers can earn less than €10 an hour, survey says

Impact union accuses politicians of abandoning childcare issues since the election
Professional childcare workers can earn less than €10 per hour with some staff on part-time contracts coming out with as little as €5,130 a year, a new survey claims.
Delegates at […]