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A spokeswoman for the Department of Children  defended the regulations and said funding is being provided to help childcare providers with any costs. Photograph: Getty Images

Half of the country’s childcare providers have still not provided vital documents to authorities which are needed if they are to reopen in the new yea(...)

A representative group said some smaller childcare facilities would require costly modifications or rebuilding work if they were to get fire certs. File photograph: Frank Perry/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has delayed the introduction of new fire safety regulations for creches amid concerns it could prompt the widespread closure of smaller(...)

According to the Department of Children,  85 per cent of school-age childcare services operate within the new 1:12 adult-child ratio. Photograph: iStock

Most school-age aftercare services will not be affected by new staffing rules which it has been claimed will result in steep hikes for parents, accord(...)

The Affordable Childcare Scheme was announced in last year’s budget. Photograph: Frank Perry/AFP/Getty Images.

A tender document for a delayed information technology system to administer the Government’s Affordable Childcare Scheme is 1,000 pages long, Minister(...)

Seas Suas, a new representative group for independent childcare providers wants ‘radical reform’ of early education and childcare services. File photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Childcare providers want the Government to temporarily reduce qualification standards for their employees in order to tackle a “staffing crisis”. Sea(...)