Being a childcare business owner comes with challenges day to day. You have to handle a lot of challenges including, selling, financing, managing and growing the business with little or no staff.  The tricky part is you have to do this while trying to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, as well as making your childcare business a success by working on and in it!!

We’re sure that some of the information you find in this section will help you with some of those challenges.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]