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#Childcare Costs

# childcare-costs - This year 2022

Creches say planned fee freeze for childcare costs in September 'unworkable'
# Childcare
# Childcare

Creches say planned fee freeze for childcare costs in September 'unworkable'

Jun 21st 2022, 6:20 PM 14,413 Views 8 Comments

Under the Government’s core funding model, fees will be frozen at the rate that was in place in September 2021.

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
# Capping Fees
# Capping Fees

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget

Apr 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 63,241 Views 63 Comments
  • Childcare fees will be capped at September 2021 levels if a deal can be done on pay and conditions.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says increased subsidies should be used to reduce costs considerably for parents.
  • Government believes a reduction in the cost of childcare 'will help with cost of living'.
'Financially, I'm in a pickle': Your stories of coping with the cost-of-living squeeze
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'Financially, I'm in a pickle': Your stories of coping with the cost-of-living squeeze

Feb 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 80,602 Views 83 Comments
  • The Journal asked readers to share their stories about the impact of rising prices and household costs.
  • Irish consumer prices rose 5.7% in the year to the end of December last.
  • This week, the Government unveiled a package of one-off measures aimed at protecting low and middle income earners.

# childcare-costs - Last year 2021

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost

Jun 18th 2021, 8:11 AM 15,843 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is in line with other rich countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand in the cost to care for two children.

# childcare-costs - All time

Opinion: We don’t want the crumbs from the table – childcare is in crisis and we need support
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Opinion: We don’t want the crumbs from the table – childcare is in crisis and we need support

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,553 Views 19 Comments

Cut the bureaucracy and fund childcare properly, writes crèche operator Margaret Connell.

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?
# Insurance
# Insurance

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?

Dec 19th 2019, 3:42 PM 13,801 Views 0 Comments

Childcare providers have warned of a crisis as the cost of insurance increases.

Childcare costs up 5.5% nationwide: Here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Crèche Costs
# Crèche Costs

Childcare costs up 5.5% nationwide: Here's a county-by-county breakdown

Aug 19th 2018, 2:34 PM 24,324 Views 35 Comments

The survey found that Longford had the lowest monthly costs at €650.

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment

Jun 5th 2018, 11:55 AM 15,534 Views 153 Comments

Regina Doherty acknowledged that there are issues with the childcare system in Ireland but argued that means testing is cumbersome.

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

Aug 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,340 Views 5 Comments

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI
# Childcare
# Childcare

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:01 AM 24,923 Views 37 Comments

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

'The sector is in real crisis': New report reveals the cost of providing childcare
# Struggling To Get By
# Struggling To Get By

'The sector is in real crisis': New report reveals the cost of providing childcare

Sep 29th 2016, 5:00 PM 13,333 Views 25 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland found that Irish families are spending 35% of their yearly income on care.

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?
# Workforce
# Workforce

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?

Apr 16th 2015, 11:00 AM 14,079 Views 78 Comments

More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.

Varadkar: 'Childcare tax breaks for parents not being ruled out'
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Varadkar: 'Childcare tax breaks for parents not being ruled out'

Feb 16th 2015, 10:59 PM 9,905 Views 57 Comments

The health minister said that it would be an election issue.

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?

Jan 24th 2015, 12:00 PM 339 Views 73 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the land of working parents – there’s not much of the pay cheque left after crèche fees, commute and (caffeine) subsistence.

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education
# Childhood Education
# Childhood Education

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 154 Views 25 Comments

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

500 subsidised childcare places come online
# Childcare
# Childcare

500 subsidised childcare places come online

Apr 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 12,338 Views 59 Comments

A total of 6,000 places will be available when the scheme is implemented in full.

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare

Jul 19th 2012, 7:15 AM 49 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

Childcare costs differ by 50 per cent in parts of the country
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare costs differ by 50 per cent in parts of the country

Feb 11th 2011, 9:56 AM 1,408 Views 0 Comments

Costs can vary from region to region with Dublin being particularly expensive according to the National Consumer Agency

Irish childcare costs highest in Western World
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Irish childcare costs highest in Western World

Aug 23rd 2010, 9:22 AM 1,261 Views 6 Comments

It costs more to send your child to a creche in Dublin than to some of the country’s most expensive private schools.