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Childcare

# childcare - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie €3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers ‘out in the cold’ Creches

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers ‘out in the cold’

Early Childhood Ireland is proposing that a separate strand of funding is immediately ringfenced for private childcare providers.

# childcare - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund Childminders

Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund

A further €500,000 will go towards parent and toddler groups and childminders.

# childcare - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Roma child cases: Emily Logan’s handed her report in to Alan Shatter Children's Ombudsman

Roma child cases: Emily Logan’s handed her report in to Alan Shatter

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

# childcare - Friday 14 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care Worrying

Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care

The HSE is now investigating a number of serious cases.

# childcare - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy Earnings

Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy

Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.

# childcare - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised over staffing at new Child and Family Agency Children

Concerns raised over staffing at new Child and Family Agency

The Children’s Right’s Alliance has said staffing issues around social workers and public health nurses need to be addressed.

# childcare - Saturday 7 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers

Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?

# childcare - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually Working Parents

Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually

The cost of full-time childcare for families ranges from €730 to €1,100 per month.

# childcare - Monday 18 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie This is how Ireland intends to change ‘outdated’ laws on bringing up children… Bringing Up Baby

This is how Ireland intends to change ‘outdated’ laws on bringing up children…

A new piece of legislation will address the legal status of children in civil partnerships, surrogacy arrangements and assisted human reproduction.

# childcare - Friday 15 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training Creches

Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training

The money is part of wider reforms for the pre-school childcare sector following Prime Time’s exposé earlier this year.

# childcare - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Letterkenny Hospital investigating claims child was hit by doctor Donegal

Letterkenny Hospital investigating claims child was hit by doctor

It’s understood a doctor at the facility has been suspended as the inquiry is carried out.

# childcare - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why and how are children taken into State care? Opinion

Column: Why and how are children taken into State care?

When the State intervenes in family situations, it does so in our name. We should be aware of child care proceedings so we can all participate in an informed discussion rather than reacting to the latest headline, writes Carol Coulter.

# childcare - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tougher regulation of creches must be met with investment – Early Childhood Ireland Childcare

Tougher regulation of creches must be met with investment – Early Childhood Ireland

The Minister for Children today announced more stringent regulation of the creche sector, but a representative body for creches says that regulation without investment is meaningless.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves tough new measures for creches Childcare Laws

Cabinet approves tough new measures for creches

Creches would have to be registered to operate and inspectors would be granted greater powers under the proposed new laws.

# childcare - Friday 20 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New child agency must ‘ensure children’s voices are heard’ – Chairperson Children

New child agency must ‘ensure children’s voices are heard’ – Chairperson

The Child and Family Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State with more than 4,000 employees and a budget of €570 million.

# childcare - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how Fianna Fáil proposes to reform childcare and education Childcare

Here’s how Fianna Fáil proposes to reform childcare and education

It proposes 52 weeks of maternity leave and a cost benefit analysis of the cost of childcare.

# childcare - Friday 9 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves tougher sanctions on childcare providers Childcare

Cabinet approves tougher sanctions on childcare providers

The draft legislation aims to increase powers to close or impose higher fines on centres not complying with regulations.

# childcare - Monday 22 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Qualifications in centre-based childcare ‘relatively low’ Under-qualified

Qualifications in centre-based childcare ‘relatively low’

An ESRI survey showed that 60% of children at nine months are still cared for by parents.

# childcare - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Creche reports ‘out of date’ says Early Childhood Ireland Creches

Creche reports ‘out of date’ says Early Childhood Ireland

The childcare representative group says that there needs to be clear distinctions between minor and major non-compliance.

# childcare - Friday 12 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie HSE begins publishing pre-school inspections Childcare

HSE begins publishing pre-school inspections

The reports for childcare facilities in the Limerick area are now online and HSE will continue on ‘county-by-county’ basis.

# childcare - Thursday 4 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie €2.75m childcare grants a ‘drop in the ocean’ of investment needed Children

€2.75m childcare grants a ‘drop in the ocean’ of investment needed

Some of the grants are being used to provide outdoor spaces for children to play in, in order to tackle obesity.

# childcare - Monday 1 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Childcare providers who breach regulations could be fined €100,000 Children

Childcare providers who breach regulations could be fined €100,000

An amendment bill tabled by Fianna Fáil would see the fines being brought into place.

# childcare - Monday 17 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie HSE: ‘Creche breached child-adult ratio – we marked it compliant by accident’ Childcare

HSE: ‘Creche breached child-adult ratio – we marked it compliant by accident’

An inspection report handed to parents whose children attend a Dublin creche identified breaches of child-adult ratios yet marked the facility compliant. The HSE said this was an “administrative error”.

# childcare - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month Childcare

Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month

Frances Fitzgerald has outlined plans to change the childcare regulation system following RTÉ’s exposé last month.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns INspections

Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns

Also attending the meeting will be the CEO of the Child and Family Support Agency and representatives from Early Childhood Ireland.

# childcare - Sunday 9 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Child (3) escapes creche and walks towards home alone in Dublin Child Escapes

Child (3) escapes creche and walks towards home alone in Dublin

Gardaí found the toddler in the Foxdene estate near the Balgaddy Road, close to where he first went missing.

From TheJournal.ie Burton: “Questions to be asked” about privatisation of creches Childcare

Burton: “Questions to be asked” about privatisation of creches Exclusive

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister said that some parents are leaving their jobs because of the cost of childcare.

# childcare - Friday 7 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Better qualified staff and robust inspections in new pre-school agenda Childcare

Better qualified staff and robust inspections in new pre-school agenda

The new ‘Pre-school Quality Agenda’ will ensure action is taken in response to findings of non-compliance.

# childcare - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Dads in Sweden staying home so mammies can go to work Househusbands

Dads in Sweden staying home so mammies can go to work

The country’s generous 16-month parental leave can be taken by either parent.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is missing targets on the provision of childcare Childcare

Ireland is missing targets on the provision of childcare

Figures from the EU statistics agency Eurostat show that fewer young children in Ireland are being cared for in formal structures.

# childcare - Monday 3 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should a second free pre-school year be included the next budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a second free pre-school year be included the next budget?

Minister Frances Fitzgerald has ruled it out, but do you think she should change her mind?

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: Caring for children is a tough job – so why don’t we value it more? Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Caring for children is a tough job – so why don’t we value it more?

Childcare is more of a vocation than a 9-to-5 – but many workers are still underpaid and underqualified, writes Lisa McInerney.

# childcare - Sunday 2 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie HSE director ‘sorry’ for not putting creche reports online A Breach Of Trust

HSE director ‘sorry’ for not putting creche reports online

“I apologise for that…It was in a queue of things to happen. It was resource-restricted. It will happen now.”

# childcare - Saturday 1 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie In letter to parents, creche ‘does not accept general thrust’ of RTÉ footage Little Harvard

In letter to parents, creche ‘does not accept general thrust’ of RTÉ footage

Little Harvard has defended itself in a letter sent home with children who attend its five creches this week in the wake of the ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

# childcare - Friday 31 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas Health Committee to meet HSE on creche issues Children

Oireachtas Health Committee to meet HSE on creche issues

They will join childcare organisations in speaking about the findings of the RTÉ undercover footage of three creches in Ireland.

# childcare - Thursday 30 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme JobBridge

Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme

The Department of Social Protection says no interns have been sent to the creches involved, and none will be.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald criticises JobBridge’s ‘no experience required’ childcare positions Childcare

McDonald criticises JobBridge’s ‘no experience required’ childcare positions

A number of internships advertised on the site require only secondary level qualifications.

From TheJournal.ie Van Turnhout “not convinced” HSE equipped to respond to parental concerns Childcare

Van Turnhout “not convinced” HSE equipped to respond to parental concerns

Senator Jillian Van Turnhout said that the amount of GDP Ireland spends on preschool care and education compared to other European countries is “stark”.

# childcare - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with 300 extra Kate Bushes Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with 300 extra Kate Bushes

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here’s what happened A Breach Of Trust

Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here’s what happened

With RTÉ not making the programme available to view again, TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth recap of the programme for those who missed it.

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