How parents can cut looming costs of childcare
Childcare in Ireland is expensive - but there are grants and subsidies to help ease the burden
Three-quarters of parents say back-to-school costs are a financial burden, according to a survey last year by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU). Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA
The shutdown, of creches, preschools and schools hasn’t been ideal for anyone. But parents who temporarily stopped paying childcare costs were reminded of just what a dent in disposable income it is.