7,500 to benefit from childcare subsidies in government new scheme

Around 7,500 extra children will qualify for childcare subsidies under a new national scheme.

The scheme, which will not open until October, has increased the top net income threshold to €60,000 meaning more parents will be able to avail of the assistance.

At its launch, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone said: “It will […]

Regulations on school-age childcare come into effect

Regulations on school-age childcare come into effect

Regulations requiring the registration of school-age childcare services have come into effect.

Childcare services for school-age children must now register with  www.tusla.ie, the Child and Family Agency by 18 May.

School-age services that are already registered must apply for re-registration by 18 August. New services must apply […]

Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019

Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019
DCYA Press Release – Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019

Thursday […]

Only 56% of parents believe that childcare staff are fully qualified professionals

Only 56% of parents believe that childcare staff are fully qualified professionals
Barnardos are pushing the government to make major changes to the childcare system

After Barnardos released the findings of their latest survey on parenting, a challenge that many respondents could relate to was the issue of childcare.

38% of those surveyed […]

Dreaming of filling your empty childcare places?

Even when your preschool closes over the weekend, we’ll keep growing your business.
Here’s a selection of enquiries sent to childcare providers who are listed on our site over this past weekend alone.
I would just like to enquire if you take part in the ccs scheme my daughter is 15 months and I […]

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 – at least

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.
THE GOVERNMENT’S SIGNATURE Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS) is set to be delayed into next year due to issues surrounding the introduction […]