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 Budget  2018 Package Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has announced extra funding of €73m for children, youth services and families, bringing the total investment by her Department to €1.38 billion for 2018.  The Minister said: extra funding of €73m "I am very...

Don’t miss out –  drop in on the day! Round Room of the Mansion House Wednesday, September 27th | 11am-3pm A fun-filled extravaganza celebrating the value, diversity and vitality of youth work in Ireland today. The Youth Work Changes Lives showcase will provide young people with the opportunity to...

Young voices of the Midlands:Great Day with Minister Kevin Boxer Moran The Midlands is an important area of work for us. We support services which not only impact on the big towns such as Athlone, Mullingar and Longford but also reach out to smaller communities in...

Up to 70,000 children and their families now have access to supports The start of supports today marks the first big step towards delivering accessible affordable quality childcare .Extra childcare supports are now available for up to 70,000 children and their families with over 75% of...

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...