Running A Childcare Business

‘The childcare sector is in real crisis': New report reveals

‘The sector is in real crisis': New report reveals the cost of providing childcare

Early Childhood Ireland found that Irish families are spending 35% of their yearly income on care.

THE IRISH CHILDCARE industry needs immediate investment if it is to become affordable for parents and rewarding for staff, a new study has found.

Early Childhood Ireland (ECI), a lobby group for childcare […]

Reilly says childcare tax credit could drive up costs

Former Children’s Minister James Reilly has warned against the introduction of any “tax breaks” in next month’s Budget aimed at reducing the burden of childcare on parents.

Dr Reilly said from his experience, tax breaks will only result in childcare costs being ramped up.

The issue of how the Budget should assist working parents has been a major bone of […]

Good news for parents as the Government will introduce an allowance to cover childcare costs in the upcoming budget

Good news for parents as the Government will introduce an allowance to cover childcare costs in the upcoming budget

There could soon be some assistance for parents of young children as the Government are considering providing an allowance for childcare costs.

It is understood the Government will introduce the scheme in the upcoming budget in an effort to help struggling families.

However […]

Government promises almost 20,000 extra free preschool places this month

Government promises almost 20,000 extra free preschool places this month

Childcare providers say they are working for nothing to fulfill a Government promise of almost 20,000 extra free preschool places for children this month.

They warn that further expanding the scheme to create 35,000 more places by next April will place an impossible burden on many preschools — unless proper financial support […]

Preschool owners issue warning over free childcare scheme

Childcare centres say they are not ready for the extension of the free preschool year

Preschools have warned that many of them may not be ready to provide the additional free childcare places required under Government plans due to capacity and recruitment challenges.

From next month, the scheme providing free preschool for children in the year before they enter primary […]

Childcare workers are passionate & diligent, but lack of funding has left income low

One of the points that came across in a recent interview of experts in the childcare sector is that childcare workers are passionate & diligent, but lack of funding has left income low.

There was a great interview on NewsTalk yesterday with Association of Childhood Professionals chairperson Marian Quinn, Mick Kenny of Urlingford/Johnstown Childcare and Regina Bushell of Groveland Childcare. They […]

Yet Another New Website For a Childcare Provider

Yet Another New Website For a Childcare Provider – get yours today for just €499!

We have just released another brand new website for a childcare business based in Athlone and Celbridge, Chatterboxes Childcare. Chatterboxes Childcare was established in 2001 and has centres in Athlone and Celbridge. Both centres are purpose built, thoughtfully equipped and furnished and located on large sites, which […]

We Created Another Brand New Website For a Montessori

We created another brand new website for a Montessori – and you can get one too for much less than you think!

We have just released another brand new website for a Montessori, this time  in Kildare. We gave The Montessori Way in Caragh the magic ChildcareFinder.ie treatment and got them online in just 72 hours!

They are based in Caragh Community Centre, […]

€6.5m investment for major childcare expansion starting in September

The follow press release was published on 

€6.5m investment for major childcare expansion, 60,000 extra children to avail of free services starting in September – Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD

Dr Katherine Zappone, TD has today announced that more than €6.5m in
capital funding has been allocated through the […]

Second year of free childcare could be at risk

Concern has been expressed that the second year of free childcare is now at risk.

IMPACT says because the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has failed to agree contracts with childcare providers, there’s no guarantee it will be sorted by the time parents seek to take up their entitlements in just over two months’ time.

The trade union and the Association […]