Valerie Gaynor of Creative Kids & Co: “Parents don’t know about this scheme, and the onus will be on me to say, ‘Well, have you any social welfare payment?’, which is a bit embarrassing.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For the first time, parents in the “squeezed middle” can look forward to getting a little help from the State to pay for centre-based childcare this a(...)