About 7,000 health service staff have indicated they need some form of childcare support. Photograph: Frank Miller

About 7,000 health service staff have indicated they need some form of childcare support to continue working during the current coronavirus crisis, th(...)

Creche owners will be able to access a third of their programme support payment by April 17th to assist with cash-flow issues. Photograph: Frank Perry/AFP/Getty

Payments to creches under the Government’s enhanced Covid-19 support scheme have been delayed, and will not be made before April 24th. In a communica(...)

Créches and other childcare operations which operate on a part-time basis and usually cease operations over Easter will not receive their usual state subsidy funding.

Representatives of créche owners have criticised delays in the roll-out of the State’s new childcare subsidy scheme, which will see fees for parents w(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  said earlier in 2019 it was unlawful to be required to have a PSC card to access benefits or services beyond those offered by the Department of Social Protection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s decision to require parents to have a public services card to qualify for new national childcare payments is “illegal” and “highly discrim(...)

The big change for parents when the National Childcare Scheme is due to start operating on Tuesday, October 29th, is that they, not their childcare pr(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Parents in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area of Dublin are paying up to €308 per week for one child in full-time day-care, new figures reveal. The Dublin s(...)

Tusla officials have accused the Department of Children and Youth Affairs  of providing “incorrect” information in answers to parliamentary questions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Senior officials in the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, have accused the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) of providing “incorrect” info(...)