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Childcare providers say extra administration for the regulations is an issue

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Many childcare providers say extra administration required for the regulations will be an issue

Like many a high-quality early years service, Crumlin Childcare Centre in Dublin already has in place most of the requirements under the new regulations coming into force this Thursday.

A community-based, full-day care service, its manager, Lelia Murphy, has been doing a […]

What will new regulations mean for early years services?

Changes to qualifications and registration but no mandatory policy for child protection

Three years and one month after secretly filmed footage in three childcare centres shocked the country and highlighted the urgent need for improved standards, new regulations for early years services will come into effect from June 30th.
This is before the introduction this September of a second free pre-school year […]

60,000 extra children to benefit from free childcare places

A special fund of €6.5 million has been announced to help pre-schools expand to meet increased demand.

60,000 extra children are due to avail of free childcare places from this September under the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme and will now benefit from an average of 61 weeks free childcare, up from the previous 38 weeks.

Meanwhile, the trade union Impact […]

Parents Looking For Childcare For September

Childcare providers should know this!


The above image shows actual enquiries from parents who are using in the last 24 hours. We have noticed a trend in the last 3 weeks of parents looking for childcare for September, most of the enquiries they are sending to local childcare providers are asking about […]

Childcare providers to form professional body

Group will lobby government on policy issues

Childcare providers are planning to establish a professional representative organisation and have invited all private providers of full day childcare services to participate.

Childcare providers from around the country will meet at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on 24 May.

The group aims to progress the availability of high quality childcare and early education across the country […]

New childcare centres will face pre-opening inspections

For the first time new creches and preschools here will have to undergo inspection before they can open their doors to babies and young children.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has updated the country’s childcare regulations for the first time in 10 years.

Previously, childcare centres only had to ‘notify’ Tusla they were setting up and were not obliged to register […]

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Shortage of places for extra free ECCE year in Creches

Parents are facing a scramble for childcare after a warning that there will not be enough places for all children when the second free preschool year starts in less than five months’ time.

Childcare providers say it is impossible to extend their premises, opening hours, and staff to cater for all 60,000 extra children made eligible for the scheme in a […]

Childcare workers can earn less than €10 an hour, survey says

Impact union accuses politicians of abandoning childcare issues since the election

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 new survey claims.

Delegates at the Impact trade union’s annual conference in Dublin said salary scales for non- teaching staff in early years […]

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