Current guidelines make it too easy for developers to build homes without enough viable spaces for childcare providers to operate creches out of, it says.
A Shortage of Childcare Spaces Is Holding Back Parents and Kids in the North-East Inner-City
There are only enough spaces at early learning and childcare centres for roughly one in four children, a report by the group Young People at Risk has found.
Government Should Expand Funding to Help Children with Disabilities Attend Creches and Afterschools, Parents Say
Childcare providers can get extra funding to hire special-needs assistants to help kids the right age for ECCE, but not for children who are older or younger than that.
As Government Promises to Cut Childcare Costs for Parents, Some City Creches Ponder Whether to Go Along
While most childcare providers have taken the first step towards signing up for a key funding scheme involved in the effort, some are hanging back.
It’s Time for the Council to Step up to Help with City’s Childcare Crisis, Councillors Say
Council chief Owen Keegan said he was reluctant for the council to take on a new role. “When we get so much criticism for not doing the things we have responsibility for.”
Council Briefs: Hanlon’s Corner Traffic Changes, Barrow Street Revamp, Community Grants, and More
These were some of the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at recent meetings of their South East, Central, and North Central area committees.
Give Us Buggy Parking at Creches, Say City’s Mammies
Having to roll the buggy home again after the drop-off, and pick it up from home before the pick-up complicates commutes, messes with working hours, and encourages car use.
Help Us Report: Can You Store Your Buggy at Your Child’s Creche?
We understand that this can have a big impact on parents’ time, and the mode of travel they choose. We’d like to learn more from you.
In Chapelizod, a Creche Faces Closure – to Make Way for New Housing
The plans submitted for the 131-home development did not include space for a new creche – an issue An Bord Pleanála has flagged with the developer.
National Childcare Scheme Leaves Neediest Children Behind, Say Dublin 8 Community Workers
It would make financial sense for after-school clubs to turn away children of non-working parents, says Austin Campbell of the Robert Emmet CDP. But “we don’t want to leave them behind. So we lose money.”