Running A Childcare Business

Pre-schools warned of insurance risk if they breach planning

Many pre-school facilities in Ireland are operating in breach of planning laws, according to an organisation representing childcare workers.

The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) said the problem was “a huge issue” with potential legal and insurance ramifications.

In one area alone, seven pre-school facilities were issued with warning letters by their local authority in recent weeks.

These stated that […]

“Tusla must be held to account for too few inspectors” says Early Childhood Ireland

Statement from Teresa Heeney CEO of Early Childhood Ireland

“Tusla, the Child and Family Agency agency charged with inspection of preschools, must be held to account for too few inspectors, too few inspections and too little progress in delivering a robust, consistent and regular inspection process.”

This is according to Teresa Heeney CEO of Early Childhood Ireland who was reacting to front […]

Reports show big variations in childcare standards around the country

Where you live can have a direct bearing on the standard of your local crèche, the Irish Independent can reveal.

Pre-school centres in the west of the country are reaching higher standards than in Dublin and Leinster due to better rates of inspection by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

An analysis of inspection reports for recent years indicates big […]

4 Marketing Mistakes Childcare Providers Make

Marketing, and especially online marketing, is an important part of any business that wants to perform well in a competitive market. Getting found by the people who want what you have to offer is the main building block to a successful business. Childcare is no different.
Recently, we’ve noticed a few mistakes that childcare providers have been making with their online marketing. Mistakes which […]

Scam Alert – Childcare Providers Take Note

Childcare providers – beware of new scam to try to defruad your childcare business

Several childcare providers have reported this scam to us recently.

If you get the below email, simply delete and ignore it. Basically if you engage the fraudster will send you a cheque and at a later date ask for a refund of the (then already cancelled) cheque. Spread the […]

Look what happened this week on ChildcareFinder.ie

Childcare Providers!

Here are some interesting statistics from our database from this week alone! Parents from all over Ireland are using ChildcareFinder.ie every week to find local childcare. Also, childcare workers use our website to find jobs in Childcare in Ireland every week. We are the number 1 site online for childcare jobs.

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Childcare Providers – Are you ready for Google’s change?

Today Google has made some very large changes to their search engine. Starting April 21 2015, Google say that they will start to “use a websites ‘mobile-friendliness’ as one of many factors to help rank searches done on mobile devices.” You can read more about the changes here.

The first step to determining if your site is mobile-friendly, is […]

5 tips for successful childcare advertising

Having an advert on ChildcareFinder.ie guarantees that parents will find you when they are looking for childcare online. In order to maximise the benefit from your childcare advert you should keep the following 5 tips in mind.

Carefully planning your childcare advertising online ensures that you drive more potential parents to your door – with the lowest possible advertising budget.

State the obvious…

This might sound […]

New affordable Childcare Provider websites now available!

We’ve just released more brand new website themes for you to choose from! We do great value childcare websites and you can be online in a couple of days.

Full 5 Page Childcare Website for just €499 with these FREE extras

  • – Free domain name for 12 months (.com or .ie)* (worth €19.99)
  • – Free website hosting for 12 months** (worth €89)
  • – Free submission to Google and other […]

5 Reasons Childcare Providers Should Use ChildcareFinder.ie

1. It’s Really Easy

Let’s get right to the point: Advertising on ChildcareFinder.ie is easy! You don’t need to be an internet advertising genius or a design guru to create a great looking advert on our website. We do all the hard work for you! While many preschool service owners are overwhelmed when considering different advertising options, 100’s of childcare providers are finding advertising on ChildcareFinder.ie simple […]