The new childcare subsidies and how you can claim them

What do the new childcare subsidies mean for Irish families, what are the rates and how do parents claim them?

New grant equates to €960 per year – and with the average cost of childcare sitting between €800-€900 per month, the […]

Minister announces €3.5m payment for childcare providers

An extra €3.5m will be made available to childcare providers in the form of a ‘non-contact time payment’ announced today by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone.

This is in addition to €14.5 million in non–contact time […]

Public meeting on crisis within childcare

THE SIPTU Big Start campaign is hosting a public meeting to discuss the crisis within childcare in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, tomorrow (Thursday, June 8) at 8 p.m.

All those involved with the early years education sector, including parents, providers, managers […]

Quality childcare costs and we need well paid early educators to make it happen

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT is due and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, is the architect of a timely and ambitious blueprint in Affordable Childcare, the foundations for which must be laid over the next three months, in […]

Private childcare providers raise concerns over roll out of new funding scheme

Private childcare providers raise concerns over roll out of new funding scheme
LAOIS TD AND MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS CHARLIE FLANAGAN WELCOMES EXTRA FUNDING

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan is pleased that extra funding for childcare is now available in Laois

A new subsidised […]

Planning childcare for the autumn? You may qualify for these subsidies

Planning childcare for the autumn? You may qualify for these subsidies
CHILDREN’S MINISTER KATHERINE Zappone launched an information campaign this week to encourage parents to avail of childcare subsidies.

As part of the move, her department has a dedicated website (affordablechildcare.ie) for […]

New childcare plan to give €80 a month to parents of under-3s

New childcare plan to give €80 a month to parents of under-3s
Zappone says payments under scheme to help disadvantaged parents will also increase

All parents will be able to avail of new childcare subsidies from September including an €80 per month […]

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