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  Dublin Parents 'click' for more affordable childcare two-thirds of information requests from Dublin area. Parents in Dublin are leading the nation in seeking information on major childcare changes starting in September. Dublin families account for two-thirds of the 173,000 hits recorded on the special website www.affordablechildcare.ie....

Minister Zappone receives Seal of Office from President Higgins ‘Children must remain focus of all Government policies’ The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has received her Seal of Office from President Micheal D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. Minister Zappone said her late...

Service providers who sign up to More Affordable Childcare measures from this September to benefit from new ‘non-contact’ funding measure An extra €3.5m will be made available to childcare providers in the form of a  ‘non-contact  time payment’ announced today by the Minister for Children and...

The  Minister  for  Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today  launched  a public information campaign about the Government’s plans to  deliver  More  Affordable  Childcare  to families from September.  This campaign will target thousands of families who will qualify for enhanced childcare supports from...

Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children & Youth Affairs today announced the appointment of a team of international experts to advise the Government on the burial site in Tuam.  Announcing the appointments in Dáil Éireann the Minister said “Having visited the site at Tuam and...

The countdown to More Affordable Childcare for families in Tallaght and surrounding communities has begun. Local childcare services are now receiving information in the post about new arrangements, which will see families benefit by an extra €19m nationwide. The mail-shot to providers is going to be followed...