Gretta Murphy from Co Kilkenny with Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald and Angela Murphy from Co Waterford in the Department of Education yesterday for the launch of the Association of Childcare Professionals. Photograph: David Sleator

All childcare workers should have professional qualifications, be formally registered and enjoy a standard work contract, according to a new body set (...)

The Association of Childhood Professionals has called for an initial statutory minimum requirement for all childhood professionals

High rates of staff turnover in childcare settings are unsustainable, it was claimed today.The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) called for(...)

The Giraffe Childcare and Early learning Centre, Belarmine, near Stepaside, Dublin. It said “clear evidence of inappropriate conduct in caring for young children by a particular staff member, who has already been suspended” had been uncovered and filmed during an investigation by an undercover reporter.

A south Dublin creche has admitted “unacceptable conduct” by one of its staff in the way in which they dealt with children in their care. (...)

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