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#Childcare

# childcare - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life Relationships

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life

But it’s a balancing act.

# childcare - Sunday 23 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Equality for women? It won’t happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state… Opinion

Equality for women? It won’t happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state…

It’s time the government made some tough budget choices to ease the financial burden of childcare on mothers for once and for all argues Orla O’Connor.

# childcare - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you Parents

Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you

Recommendations include extending the Early Child Care Education scheme and capping childcare fees.

# childcare - Thursday 25 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says Joan Burton is ‘giving two fingers’ to the public Flipping The Bird

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is ‘giving two fingers’ to the public

The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.

# childcare - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How much do you value the people who take care of your children? Opinion

How much do you value the people who take care of your children?

Marian Quinn, Chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals explains why thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend.

# childcare - Friday 5 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees? Opinion

Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees?

Thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend to protest over a fundamental imbalance in their industry.

# childcare - Thursday 4 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out Opinion

Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out

A long-term investment plan for childcare is good for children, good for society and good for the economy.

# childcare - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week Childcare

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week

A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.

# childcare - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

# childcare - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV – and talked about his same-sex marriage ‘journey’ Raspberry Jam For All This post contains videos

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV – and talked about his same-sex marriage ‘journey’

The Taoiseach stopped by TV3 this morning, but there was no sign of Vincent Browne.

# childcare - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working? Workforce

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

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

# childcare - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?) Opinion

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

# childcare - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Baby ‘thrives’ in care of father and grandparents after care order refused Children

Baby ‘thrives’ in care of father and grandparents after care order refused

Thirty new cases have been published.

# childcare - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer Opinion

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.

# childcare - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland Rally

Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland

Childcare workers are gathered outside Leinster House to protest about a lack of government investment in the sector this afternoon.

# childcare - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door? Childcare

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

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.

# childcare - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Efforts to make childcare in Ireland affordable ‘must not be pre-election spin’ Investment

Efforts to make childcare in Ireland affordable ‘must not be pre-election spin’

One group believes investment needs to be brought up to the EU average.

# childcare - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Créche crisis: Parents at breaking point while workers call for strike over pay Childcare

Créche crisis: Parents at breaking point while workers call for strike over pay

Early Childhood Ireland says the Irish Government isn’t investing enough in early childhood education.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday:

Catch up as you wake up.

# childcare - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18 Aftercare

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

# 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.

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