€3m fund for creches who sign up to National Childcare Scheme

Children’s Minister announces €3m fund for creches who sign up to National Childcare Scheme
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has announced a €3m fund for creches and child-minders who sign up to the new National Childcare Scheme.

It will allow them to purchase ICT support to help record and report on children’s attendance.

Applications […]

Opinion: 64% of workers in Ireland earn less than the ‘average’ salary

Opinion: 64% of workers in Ireland earn less than the ‘average’ salary
Experts agree that the median average is a better indicator of typical salaries, so why do policymakers always focus on the mean average? writes Felim O’Rourke in The Journal.ie
OUR TAXATION SYSTEM and welfare systems are unfairly weighted against low […]

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 […]