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, […]

‘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 […]

Surge in childcare providers signing up for Affordable Childcare scheme

More than 80% of childcare providers have signed up to deliver extra supports for families.

There had been fears that parents would not be able to avail of the new Affordable Childcare scheme, as many facilities were slow to register citing high […]

‘Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated’

Affordable Childcare Scheme: ‘Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated’
Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, Jennifer Whitmore writes for TheJournal.ie – link below
THERE HAS BEEN lots of feelgood fanfare around […]

Crèches will be ‘monitored’ over abuse of childcare subsidy

Crèches will be ‘monitored’ over abuse of childcare subsidy
Minister Zappone warns against profiteering as Affordable Childcare Scheme begins
Parents of children in registered childcare providers will have up to €80 a month knocked off their bills under the Affordable Childcare scheme […]

Increase to childcare subsidy could be scrapped if crèches hike prices – Zappone warns

Increase to childcare subsidy could be scrapped if crèches hike prices – Zappone warns

The proposed boost to the childcare subsidy will be scrapped if crèches increase prices a planned, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has warned.

The Minister wants to increase the […]

Group airs concerns for future of childcare for hundreds of Cork kids

Group airs concerns for future of childcare for hundreds of Cork kids

IF one assumes that we are all born equal, then each of us starts from the same position in life.

However, each of us is born into varying social and […]

Zappone defends childcare scheme after criticism

‘It was never going to be easy': Zappone defends childcare scheme after criticism
The new scheme is being rolled out for the first time this year.
INDEPENDENT TD MATTIE McGrath has called on Minister for Children Katherine Zappone to fix what he […]