€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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

School Warns Momo Challenge Is Hacking Peppa Pig And Fortnite

We thought we should post a news article on the much talked about and very disturbing Momo “Challenge” that is in the news this week. If your child watches Peppa Pig and other children’s material online via YouTube and other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Laughable’, ‘a joke’, ‘cynical’, ‘opportunistic’ – Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

‘Laughable’, ‘a joke’, ‘cynical’, ‘opportunistic’ – Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis
The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.
THE DEPARTMENT OF […]