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€3m fund for creches who sign up to National Childcare Scheme

Children’s Minister announces €3m fund for creches who sign up to National Childcare Scheme

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has announced a €3m fund for creches and child-minders who sign up to the new National Childcare Scheme.

It will allow them to purchase ICT support to help record and report on children’s attendance.

Applications for the new grant will open in June with the […]

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Opinion: 64% of workers in Ireland earn less than the ‘average’ salary

Opinion: 64% of workers in Ireland earn less than the ‘average’ salary

Experts agree that the median average is a better indicator of typical salaries, so why do policymakers always focus on the mean average? writes Felim O’Rourke in The Journal.ie

OUR TAXATION SYSTEM and welfare systems are unfairly weighted against low and middle income, working couples with children.

These same young […]

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7,500 to benefit from childcare subsidies in government new scheme

Around 7,500 extra children will qualify for childcare subsidies under a new national scheme.

The scheme, which will not open until October, has increased the top net income threshold to €60,000 meaning more parents will be able to avail of the assistance.

At its launch, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone said: “It will provide the easiest way for parents and families to receive […]

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School Warns Momo Challenge Is Hacking Peppa Pig And Fortnite

We thought we should post a news article on the much talked about and very disturbing Momo “Challenge” that is in the news this week. If your child watches Peppa Pig and other children’s material online via YouTube and other platforms you should know about this.

A school has warned parents to ‘be vigilant’ following reports the ‘Momo challenge’ has begun […]

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Regulations on school-age childcare come into effect

Regulations on school-age childcare come into effect

Regulations requiring the registration of school-age childcare services have come into effect.

Childcare services for school-age children must now register with  www.tusla.ie, the Child and Family Agency by 18 May.

School-age services that are already registered must apply for re-registration by 18 August. New services must apply for registration at least three months […]

Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019

Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019

DCYA Press Release – Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019

Thursday 14th February 2019

The Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCS) will be […]

Only 56% of parents believe that childcare staff are fully qualified professionals

Only 56% of parents believe that childcare staff are fully qualified professionals

Barnardos are pushing the government to make major changes to the childcare system

After Barnardos released the findings of their latest survey on parenting, a challenge that many respondents could relate to was the issue of childcare.

38% of those surveyed said that affordable and quality childcare and preschool […]

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Dreaming of filling your empty childcare places?

Even when your preschool closes over the weekend, we’ll keep growing your business.

Here’s a selection of enquiries sent to childcare providers who are listed on our site over this past weekend alone.

I would just like to enquire if you take part in the ccs scheme my daughter is 15 months and I would be looking to put her In for […]

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 – at least

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

THE GOVERNMENT’S SIGNATURE Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS) is set to be delayed into next year due to issues surrounding the introduction of a comprehensive IT system.

The scheme was initially slated […]

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‘Laughable’, ‘a joke’, ‘cynical’, ‘opportunistic’ – Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

‘Laughable’, ‘a joke’, ‘cynical’, ‘opportunistic’ – Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

THE DEPARTMENT OF Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has been inundated with complaints and queries about the introduction of a childcare subsidy […]

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