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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...

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,...

City councillor says “spiraling childcare costs” not being addressed by government

Fianna Fáil City Councillor, Alan Cheevers, has said the government are not taking any actions to curtail soaring childcare costs, despite claiming to do...

Galway childcare providers awarded €600,000

Early Learning and School Age Childcare providers in Galway have been awarded almost €600,000 in grant funding announced this week. Children's Minister Katherine Zappone said...

Galway TD to propose bill exempting childcare providers from commercial rates

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has said that she plans to bring forward a bill which would exempt all childcare providers from paying commercial rates. The...

Strong public support for expansion of Mountbellew Childcare Centre

There has been strong public support voiced for a planned expansion to Mountbellew Community Childcare Centre that is "urgently needed". The community childcare centre has...

Moylough childcare centre expanding to improve its high demand services

Buttons 'n' Bows Childcare Centre in Moylough is planning to expand its facilities to better supply its in demand local services. Buttons 'n' Bows Childcare...

Rising childcare costs draw warnings

Rising costs of childcare which have been predicted are drawing warnings that many families will find it harder to stay in full time employment...

Childcare Centres forced to close down due to high insurance

The government has been criticised for its 'lack of action' regarding business insurance premiums which are leading to the closure of many creches, play...

Early Learning providers encouraged to apply for €19 million pot

Early Learning and care providers in Galway are being encouraged to a €19 new pot of funding to support such services. Galway West TD Eamon...
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