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Extra childcare supports starting in two weeks have sparked a surge of interest from parents, crèches and childcare providers Changing one of the most expensive childcare systems in the world into the best is an ambitious goal but one I am determined to work towards for...

Childcare: Every parent needs to read this: Registrations open at childcare centres from today! http://affordablechildcare.ie/parentfaq/ Frequently Asked Questions: When do the new subsidies start? Registrations for the new childcare subsidies start from August 21st. Where do I apply? Is there an application form? There is no application form for the new scheme....

Twelve local childcare providers are receiving €56,600 in funding to support their work with children of school going age The money is be used to improve the quality of the services provided for children who go to child-care at the end of the school day. It...

€1.2m funding of the School Age Childcare Capital Scheme to improve existing school age childcare services This follows the recent announcement of funding of €2.7m under Strands A and B for new and existing services to increase the number of childcare places that they provide. I am...

AIM has made a difference now after one year in operation it is time to examine what more can be done The End of Year One Review will gather information reflecting the experiences of the children, parents and pre-school practitioners participating in AIM as well as...

Créches, pre-schools and childcare centres are to receive extra support to open up their services to children with disabilities. Resource packs will be developed which will offer centres special instruction manuals, sensory toys as well as the support of a team of experts. Up to €4m in...

Dr. Katherine zappone presented with Book of Condolence A Book of Condolence for the late Dr Ann Louise Gilligan from Dublin's Mansion presented to her spouse, Minister for Children, Dr Katherine Zappone (right) by Cllr Rebecca Moynihan. The book was opened during Dublin Pride following...

Major investment paves way for radical new approach to childcare Local childcare centres in the South Dublin County Council area are getting over €363,000 for improvements .The funding will allow for extra childcare spaces, building and maintenance work as well as playgrounds – and is more...