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.

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Creches may try to recover funding shortfall from parents – TD

Childcare provider says substantial financial support needed for reopening

Early Childhood Ireland publishes checklist to be met for return of childcare services in Ireland

Childcare package to include reopening grant and funds to upgrade buildings

Thursday May 21st 2020

Katherine Zappone outlines what childcare may look like when lockdown ends

Friday May 15th 2020

Insurance not only factor in childcare issue – Varadkar

Childcare providers seek clarity on plans to reopen; Department ‘developing and costing proposals’

Thursday May 14th 2020

Frontline workers’ childcare scheme is cancelled

Monday May 11th 2020

Childcare providers seek clarity on how to re-open

Thursday May 7th 2020

Childcare providers warned they have no insurance cover if they take part in scheme for frontline workers

Healthcare workers to get 45 hours of childcare a week

Childcare deal for 5,000 health worker families

Wednesday May 6th 2020

Government urged to reopen childcare facilities to help essential workers

Friday 1st May 2020

Mixed response as HSE provide detail on childcare supports for health staff

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Childcare providers seek government meeting over frontline workers’ children

Thursday 16th April 2020

Childcare pay to be funded up to €586 a week in new crèche bailout

89% of childcare providers in favour of scheme to support frontline workers

Wednesday 15th April 2020

Childcare industry payments still not clear five weeks after creches were shut

Previous News….

Covid-19: Childcare workers’ pay in doubt

Payment of crèche fees by Government welcomed by childcare groups

Confusion over Government plans to bailout childcare sector

Childcare staff seek higher pay for front-line worker plan

Childcare Providers Will Have To Sign An Emergency Agreement To Get Govt. Supports.

Crèches told to stop charging parents in return for financial deal

A new cold reality: Crèches ‘face crisis in funding’