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Childcare services are facing a ‘staffing crisis’ due to low wages

Irish families spend double the European average on childcare

Childcare services say they are facing a staffing crisis as they are unable to retain staff due to low wages.

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 survey published last […]

Katherine Zappone announces €4m for childcare services

Katherine Zappone announces €4m for childcare services

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has announced €4 million to create more childcare places, upgrade existing childcare buildings and develop natural outdoor play areas at pre-schools.

Ms Zappone said she is “progressing” legislation to underpin her new subsidised childcare schemes which will be available to parents from the autumn.

Up to €50,000 is available to individual […]

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For the first time, there are over 100,000 children in free childcare

Demand for crèches: For the first time, there are over 100,000 children in free childcare

 

This represents an increase of almost 50% in a year, and comes before Zappone brings her plans before the Dáil next week.

 

THE MINISTER FOR Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone is confirming that the numbers in the free pre-school scheme has passed 100,000 for the first […]

40 New Childcare Jobs Announced – Apply Now

Over 40 new jobs have been created on our jobs website this month already. They are all listed below. To see more information click on the job below or visit www.childcarefinder.ie/jobs

 

URGENT NOTICE TO CHILDCARE WORKERS who have qualified in recent years.

URGENT NOTICE TO CHILDCARE WORKERS who have qualified in recent years.

This has just been posted on the Departments website which allows for a bursary of up to €750 if you’ve completed your studies in the last 4 years.

Applications close at 5pm on the 17th Jan 2017 which is just 5 days from now including this coming weekend . Share […]

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Here at ChildcareFinder.ie we help 100’s of childcare providers reach 1,000’s of parents who are looking for childcare every month. Last year we had over 170,000 searches for childcare on our website and connected 1000’s of parents with childcare providers in their area!

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Childcare providers face ‘major challenge’ putting Budget 2017 plans in place

Childcare providers say they need extra money to make the Government’s childcare schemes work.

Professionals are meeting today to discuss the two new plans announced in the budget, which they say will increase their administration and salary costs.

The first involves the payment of a means-tested subsidy directly to childcare providers who must be registered with Tusla, while the second will see […]

Creches may have to publish the cost of their fees under new childcare package

Creches may have to publish the cost of their fees under new childcare package

IT MAY BECOME mandatory for childcare providers such as creches to publish their fees online.

In this year’s Budget, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone announced a new childcare scheme that will provide means-tested subsidies towards the cost of childcare for children aged six months to 15 years.

Universal subsidies of up […]

Subsidised childcare for families on low pay signed off

A subsidised childcare package for low-income families was signed off by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Katherine Zappone last night.

Ms Zappone was said to be “extremely happy” with the package, which is set to benefit families with a net income of up to €47,000.

She had pressed for subsidised childcare to be prioritised for lower-income families, while Fine Gael TDs had sought […]