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Coronavirus & Childcare News Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is what parents are asking childcare providers

This is what parents are asking childcare providers Every day, parents use ChildcareFinder.ie to contact childcare providers who are listed on our site. Here are just a selection of  enquiries sent to childcare providers who are listed our site in the last

Budget cash for updating childcare facilities

Budget cash for updating childcare facilities Childcare providers will receive increased funding to upgrade their facilities and assist with administration costs as part of Budget 2018. Having rolled out the first phase of the affordable childcare scheme, Children’s Minister Katherine

Childcare providers want to lower qualifications standards for staff

Childcare providers want to lower qualifications standards for staff Group says carers are being ‘forced out’ of sector due to excessive regulation Childcare providers want the Government to reduce qualification standards for their employees in order to tackle a “staffing

‘Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated’

Affordable Childcare Scheme: ‘Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated’ Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, Jennifer Whitmore writes for TheJournal.ie – link below THERE HAS BEEN lots of feelgood