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# childminding - Saturday 28 August, 2021

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis
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# Joining The Dots

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis

Aug 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 72,613 Views 47 Comments
  • Every year, tens of thousands of parents around the country seek out childcare, but many say it has become an increasingly difficult search.
  • We asked readers to share their experiences and struggles with childcare in Ireland.
  • Here are their stories, collected by Lauren Boland.

# childminding - Monday 12 July, 2021

Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding

Jul 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,843 Views 23 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland’s Frances Byrne says years of inadequate funding have crippled our childcare system.

# childminding - Monday 4 January, 2021

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?

Jan 4th 2021, 4:59 PM 45,128 Views 9 Comments

The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.

# childminding - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan
# Childminding
# Childminding

Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan

Aug 29th 2019, 12:52 PM 26,085 Views 81 Comments

The new plan hopes to see thousands of childminders registered with Tusla.

# childminding - Friday 3 August, 2018

Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross
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# Childminding

Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross

Aug 3rd 2018, 1:04 PM 20,932 Views 125 Comments

“We’re pursuing this as an idea, as a novel idea. We’re going to continue to push for it.”

# childminding - Monday 17 October, 2016

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
# Budget2017
# Budget2017

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m

Oct 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,753 Views 18 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.

# childminding - Monday 20 June, 2016

Stand off: Workers to take protest to government after charity makes all staff redundant
# Childminding Ireland
# Childminding Ireland

Stand off: Workers to take protest to government after charity makes all staff redundant

Jun 20th 2016, 9:11 PM 33,508 Views 28 Comments

The group will be staging a protest outside the Department of Children and Youth Affairs at 1pm tomorrow.

# childminding - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Children are precious, so why aren't the people caring for them valued?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Children are precious, so why aren't the people caring for them valued?

Feb 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 482 Views 49 Comments

‘An au pair’s work is essential, and caring for children is an enormous responsibility, yet we are not seen as real workers.’

# childminding - Monday 23 April, 2012

Reduced hours and more vacancies are 'worrying' for childminders
# Childminding
# Childminding

Reduced hours and more vacancies are 'worrying' for childminders

Apr 23rd 2012, 12:15 PM 2,939 Views 4 Comments

A survey has found that the number of childminders working for 40 hours or more per week has reduced as National Childminding Week was launched at the weekend.