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Galway TDs urged to support investment in childcare sector in Budget 2021

Early Childhood Ireland has written to all TDs in Galway this week asking for their commitment to ensure investment in the childcare sector is...

Majority of nurses and midwives using annual leave to care for children

The majority of nurses and midwives with childcare needs are using up annual leave to care for their children, an INMO survey has revealed. Over...

Childcare providers accuse government of failing children with extra needs

Childcare providers are accusing the government of failing children with additional needs with its plan to reopen the sector at the end of the...

Checklist published for reopening childcare services in Galway

Staffing levels in childcare must be maintained at pre-Covid-19 levels, and investment in the sector cannot fall in the months and years to come. That’s...

Galway TD warns of imminent childcare capacity crisis causing chaos

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has warned of an imminent capacity crisis that could potentially effect the childcare sector as the year progresses and the...

INMO says govt childcare plan “does nothing” for most nurses

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has been highly critical of the government's childcare proposal for medical workers, saying that it is "worse than...

Childcare plan for healthcare workers grants paid leave to some partners

The partners of healthcare workers who work in the public sector are to receive paid leave in order to help with childcare needs it...

Childcare providers frustrated by government “flip flopping” on wage support

A Galway TD has said that childcare providers are losing faith in the government over delays to its COVID-19 Wage Support Childcare Scheme. The scheme...

Special Needs Assistants to be reassigned to relieve frontline staff

Special Needs Assistants will be temporarily assigned to other parts of the public sector to free up medical staff for frontline roles during the...

Government urged to support childcare workers or risk “mass exodus”

The government is being called on to support the childcare workers who are out of jobs due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, or else...

Insurance costs trebling for childcare providers

The insurance crisis has seen costs for many childcare providers triple according to Independent Galway-Roscommon TD Denis Naughten. He said that the difficulty many in...

Government accused of failing to deliver on baby boxes promise after almost a year

The government has been accused of failing to make any progress on the delivery of 5,000 baby boxes for new parents almost a year...

Calls for greater transparency on Tusla creche registrations

Greater transparency is needed from Tusla about its registration of creches and the individual conditions laid on them in order to continue operating. Galway East...

Tusla unable to stop rogue creches, putting children at risk – Rabbitte

Concerns have been expressed about the ability of Tusla to handle creches that aren't compliant with regulations, and whether children are being put at...

Galway TD reveals Minister knew about terrible creche problems a year ago

Children's Minister Katherine knew about problems at the Hyde and Seek Childcare creche a year ago Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has revealed. The creche in...

Afterschool services will be forced to close with new regulations, says Galway TD

Minister Zappone’s new afterschool regulations will force many afterschool services to close their doors, leaving parents and children without a high-quality afterschool service. That's according...

Calls for update on 37 crèches on Tusla ‘critical’ risk register

A Galway TD has called for an update on the crèches deemed by Tusla to be 'critical', the highest level on the risk register. Deputy...

Galway TD expresses shock and horror after RTÉ Investigates programme

Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte has expressed her shock and horror at the conditions in Hyde & Seek créches which were documented on RTÉ...

Moylough childcare centre building new outdoor play area

Buttons ‘n’ Bows Childcare Centre in Moylough is planning providing even more amenities for children with the addition of a new outdoor play area. A...

Galway TD puts forward new idea to promote bilingualism

A programme which would encourage créches and childcare facilities to facilitate bilingualism should be developed, a Galway West TD has argued. Speaking in the Dáil,...
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