# childcare - Monday 14 July, 2014
Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.
# childcare - Friday 11 July, 2014
From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.
# childcare - Sunday 6 July, 2014
A new report says that Ireland is one of only two countries where there is no minimum level of formal qualification for working with younger children.
# childcare - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
I watched last year’s Prime Time documentary in tears, as did many parents around the country. Have the inspection and regulatory changes that followed been enough?
# childcare - Thursday 22 May, 2014
Parents and employees have said they are “devastated” and “shocked” by the news.
# childcare - Wednesday 21 May, 2014
The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.
# childcare - Thursday 15 May, 2014
Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.
Early Childhood Ireland has said that the funding made available has been a “trickle of the stream” that is needed.
# childcare - Tuesday 13 May, 2014
Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service employs 48 permanent staff, 7 relief staff and 43 Community Employment, Jobs Initiative and TUS employees.
# childcare - Monday 5 May, 2014
Tomorrow is World Asthma Day.
# childcare - Saturday 5 April, 2014
Early Childhood Ireland is proposing that a separate strand of funding is immediately ringfenced for private childcare providers.
# childcare - Friday 4 April, 2014
A further €500,000 will go towards parent and toddler groups and childminders.
# childcare - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
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
The HSE is now investigating a number of serious cases.
# childcare - Saturday 8 March, 2014
Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.
# childcare - Thursday 2 January, 2014
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
Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?
# childcare - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The cost of full-time childcare for families ranges from €730 to €1,100 per month.
# childcare - Monday 18 November, 2013
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
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
It’s understood a doctor at the facility has been suspended as the inquiry is carried out.
# childcare - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
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
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.
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
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
It proposes 52 weeks of maternity leave and a cost benefit analysis of the cost of childcare.
# childcare - Friday 9 August, 2013
The draft legislation aims to increase powers to close or impose higher fines on centres not complying with regulations.
# childcare - Monday 22 July, 2013
An ESRI survey showed that 60% of children at nine months are still cared for by parents.
# childcare - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
The childcare representative group says that there needs to be clear distinctions between minor and major non-compliance.
# childcare - Friday 12 July, 2013
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
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
An amendment bill tabled by Fianna Fáil would see the fines being brought into place.
# childcare - Monday 17 June, 2013
# childcare - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
Frances Fitzgerald has outlined plans to change the childcare regulation system following RTÉ’s exposé last month.
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
Gardaí found the toddler in the Foxdene estate near the Balgaddy Road, close to where he first went missing.
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
The new ‘Pre-school Quality Agenda’ will ensure action is taken in response to findings of non-compliance.
# childcare - Tuesday 4 June, 2013
The country’s generous 16-month parental leave can be taken by either parent.
Figures from the EU statistics agency Eurostat show that fewer young children in Ireland are being cared for in formal structures.