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.
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.”
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.
Although City Parents Dream of More “Play Cafes”, Operators Say Keeping Them Open Is Tough
“It’s a great business to do, but it just financially isn’t rewarding,” says Zoe Poynter, who ran the play café, Little Monkeys in Killester for four years, before closing down in 2017.
Dozens of Migrant Children Have Gone Missing While in the State’s Care in Recent Years
But not all of them have been included in an online database of missing children that the Gardaí at first said shows “all missing children in Ireland”.
In Finglas, the Council Plans to Build a Welcoming Place for Teens to Hang Out
It’s starting by running a consultation to ask local teenagers, and their parents or guardians, what they need and want.
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.”
In Clongriffin, Residents Want to Make a Public Playground Better for Kids with Disabilities
The council’s play development officer says she wants to meet with a representative of the Clongriffin Community Association and others to see the playgrounds at Father Collins Park and talk solutions.
Despite Policies, Many City Apartment Complexes Don’t Have Good Places for Children to Play
Government policies and plans talk about the need to encourage compact city living, and apartments that are for families and those with children, as well as singles.