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We will help you keep up-to-date with the news around Coronavirus and the childcare sector. If you are running a childcare business check back regularly where we will post any news articles of interest to you. Today’s articles include: Payment

DCYA will not provide Funding to services that protest

  We have pulled together all the information that the department have released about the upcoming protest as published on their website today. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs understands that some childcare providers intend to close, or reduce

Katherine Zappone outlines measures to support childcare providers

The minister for children has outlined a number of measures to support childcare providers. The actions outlined by Katherine Zappone include addressing the information overload between different agencies and providers, providing a better customer service to providers, ironing out challenges

Hundreds of childcare facilities to close in one-day stoppage

Hundreds of childcare facilities are set to shut for a day in the coming weeks following a meeting of creche operators and childcare workers on Thursday night. A range of childcare groups met to finalise plans which will sees creches

Childcare Providers to stage protest – during working hours

A number of new outlets are reporting this morning that childcare providers plan to stage 24-hour protest – during working hours. Some of the article: Childcare providers to stage 24-hour protest – BreakingNews.ie Threat of childcare chaos as union and

One childcare provider is given €26,000 but many get just €1,000 or less from fund to assist with soaring insurance cost

One childcare provider is given €26,000 but many get just €1,000 or less from fund to assist with soaring insurance cost Half of the creches given a last-minute emergency payment as an insurance crisis threatened providers across the sector with

Crèche owner closing her business in protest at insurance rise

Irish Independent Report that a Crèche owner closing her business in protest after 300pc insurance price rise   A crèche owner in Co Carlow is closing her business in protest at increased childcare costs and slammed the Government for its

Breaking News – Childcare providers to receive €1,500 one-off payment to deal with extra insurance costs

The Irish Independent is reporting that Childcare providers are to receive €1,500 one-off payment to deal with extra insurance costs Minister for Children Katherine Zappone says the government will be sanctioning a one-off payment averaging €1,500 to registered childcare providers

Government willing to consider an emergency fund to prevent creches from closing because of a withdrawal of insurance cover.

Government willing to consider an emergency fund to prevent creches from closing because of a withdrawal of insurance cover – reports the Irish Examiner The Government is willing to consider an emergency fund to prevent creches from closing because of

Creches hit by 200pc jump in insurance premiums for 2020

From The Herald:   Small and medium-sized creches and community childcare operations face a whopping 200pc insurance hike in 2020 after a major UK underwriter quit the Irish market in the wake of the Hyde & Seek controversy.   A

Creches set to close amid rising costs

BreakingNews.ie this morning reports that thousands of parents are set to be left without childcare from January as creches close their doors because of an insurance crisis. The departure of one of the biggest insurance providers in the sector means

Small creches face battle to survive as top insurer leaves care market

The Irish Independent have more information this morning on the news that broke over the weekend. One of the two major insurers covering the Irish Childcare market has withdrawn from the market. They say: Créche operators could be left scrambling

Creche cover fears as one of only two insurers walks away

More bad news for creche owners as one of the two companies insuring childcare facilities has decided to exit the Irish market. The Business Post reports that Ironshore Europe has informed brokers it will not be quoting for renewals following

Do I qualify for the National Childcare Scheme?

  Do I qualify for the National Childcare Scheme? Perhaps the most frequently asked question about the new National Childcare Scheme (NCS): The good news is that universal subsidies will be available to all families with children under three-years-of-age OR

40 New Childcare Jobs Announced

Are you looking for work in Childcare? Ready to start a new Montessori job? Over 40 new jobs were added to ChildcareFinder.ie/jobs last week alone. A sample of these jobs in childcare are below. Click each link for more information

Budget 2020 Changes

Budget 2020 Changes National Childcare Scheme (NCS) changes in hours The number of subsidised hours that parents can apply for has been increased across all applicant types. For parents who are in work/study the changes are as follows: Age/Education level

PIP Announcement – Early Years Provider Centre

PIP Announcement – Early Years Provider Centre A dedicated Early Years Provider Centre (EYPC) has been established in order to provide specialised supports to early learning and care service providers in the delivery of DCYA childcare funded programmes. The Early

National Childcare Scheme – Webinars

NCS webinars Pobal have produced two webinars to show how the NCS returns and funding work. These are the links: NCS Returns Webinar Recording Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/7746682143809964552 NCS Funding Webinar Recording Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4913976252310689025

CCSP & TEC Closing dates

CCSP & TEC Closing dates CCSP will permanently close for new registrations at midnight on  Friday 15th November, 2019 in advance of the commencement of the National Childcare Scheme.  After this date only CCSP registrations with a status of ‘Submitted’ , ‘Provisional’ and

Creches Near Me – popular childcare searches

We get a search for childcare every 3 minutes on our website. Here are some of the searches that our visitors made during the week. People often google “Creches Near Me” and find our website and here are some of

Important Reminder on the National Childcare Scheme

To support timely payment of subsidies under the Scheme, Pobal has contacted all providers in contract to invite them to complete their programme readiness activities on the new Early Years Hive in advance of the Scheme launch. The Department of

HSE warns Childcare Operators on water issues

Todays Irish Times reports that the HSE warns that businesses may need to cease trading due to water issues. The supply of water by childcare operators is governed by strict European directives and regulations, which mean each business must have