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#Childcare

# childcare - Monday 13 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of ‘disrespectful, degrading and exploitative’ treatment A Breach Of Trust

Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of ‘disrespectful, degrading and exploitative’ treatment

The charges, heard in court today, relate to allegations of mistreatment of children highlighted in Prime Time’s ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

# childcare - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May Childcare

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May

The majority were in foster care.

# childcare - Monday 25 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?… Fresh questions raised over Ireland’s creches Childcare

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?… Fresh questions raised over Ireland’s creches

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

# childcare - Friday 1 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother Immigration

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother

A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.

# childcare - Monday 14 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We can’t afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education Childhood Education

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

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 TheJournal.ie These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016 Statement Of Priorities

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016

From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.

# childcare - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe Empty Wallet

Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned? Childcare

Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘The kids know something’s wrong’: Staff at Tallaght Hospital crèche fight its closure Blindsided

‘The kids know something’s wrong’: Staff at Tallaght Hospital crèche fight its closure

Parents and employees have said they are “devastated” and “shocked” by the news.

# childcare - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘People are raging’: Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger On The Canvass

‘People are raging’: Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation “have not been enough” Childcare

Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation “have not been enough”

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

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure SOS

Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents urged have ‘asthma plan’ for child sufferers as emergency care numbers are too high Make A Plan

# 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.

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