This is what parents are asking childcare providers

This is what parents are asking childcare providers
Every day, parents use ChildcareFinder.ie to contact childcare providers who are listed on our site.
Here are just a selection of  enquiries sent to childcare providers who are listed our site in the last 48 hours alone.
Hi , I am enquiring about a a ECCE place […]

Struggling preschool staff want a fair wage

The lesson is that struggling preschool staff want a fair wage
Parents are paying the equivalent of a second mortgage on childcare because state investment is 10% of what is internationally recommended, says Marian Quinn

EARLY childhood education and care will be in the spotlight tomorrow. Childhood professionals across the country will stage […]

Childcare in Budget 2018

An additional €20 million will be allocated towards supporting childcare measures, including the extended free pre-school programme. This means there will be a full two-year service available from September 2018.

During his budget speech in the Dail today, Mr Donoghue said the government was committed to “the development of affordable quality childcare […]

Budget cash for updating childcare facilities

Budget cash for updating childcare facilities
Childcare providers will receive increased funding to upgrade their facilities and assist with administration costs as part of Budget 2018.

Having rolled out the first phase of the affordable childcare scheme, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone is pushing for better quality and standards and has secured an […]

Childcare providers want to lower qualifications standards for staff

Childcare providers want to lower qualifications standards for staff
Group says carers are being ‘forced out’ of sector due to excessive regulation
Childcare providers want the Government to reduce qualification standards for their employees in order to tackle a “staffing crisis”.
Seas Suas, a new representative group for independent childcare providers, said requirements […]

‘Huge crèche fees are not the childcare sector’s fault. They’re the minister’s fault’

‘Huge crèche fees are not the childcare sector’s fault. They’re the minister’s fault’
Affordable childcare schemes are great but shouldn’t rearing children at home also be more ‘affordable’

Staying at home for a parent, be it mother or father, is not an option that is encouraged or supported by Government policy, despite […]