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Press release from The Federation of Early Childhood Providers 10th June 2020.

Government plan is ‘’utterly inadequate’’ say childcare sector The Federation of Early Childcare Providers has lambasted the Government’s supports for reopening the childcare sector as ‘’utterly…

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Press release from The Federation of Early Childhood Providers 10th June 2020.

Government plan is ‘’utterly inadequate’’ say childcare sector The Federation of Early Childcare Providers has lambasted the Government’s supports for reopening the childcare sector as ‘’utterly…

Welcome Dear Members

The new subcommittee groups set up last week are working well across Ireland. We have met so many members that are willing to work towards positive change to our profession.

Childcare providers say they are ‘fearful’ of the health implications of the government’s plan

Childcare providers say they are ‘fearful’ of the health implications of the government’s new plan to provide the service in the homes of healthcare workers.

Nine out of 10 creche owners won’t open or are unsure about re-opening

Some 88% or 530 childcare providers responding to the federation survey said that they are currently not planning (362) to reopen on June 29 or are unsure (168) about doing so.

Child providers receiving ‘no guidance whatsoever’ on re-opening

The head of the Federation of Early Childhood Providers says there has been no meaningful consultation with them on re-opening their services.

Childcare providers seek clarity on how to re-open

Childcare providers have said they need clarity on how they can re-open in phase 3 of the Government roadmap to easing Covid-19 restrictions, due to start on 29 June.

Federation of Early Childcare Providers raises concerns about government plan

Childcare providers say they’re ‘fearful’ of the health implications of government’s new plan to provide the service in the homes of healthcare workers.

Call for wage subsidies for childcare sector to be extended

Measures would bring down cost of childcare for parents – Early Childhood Ireland.

Coronavirus: Calls for Government to bail out childcare sector

Plea follows reports of parents being asked to pay holding fee to ensure place in creche.

Tens of thousands protest in Dublin over ‘crisis’ in childcare sector

Up to half of childcare facilities shut for ‘day of protest’ over pay and conditions.

Childcare facilities set to close for a day as workers protest over ‘crisis’

Hundreds of childcare facilities are set to shut on Wednesday as thousands of staff and parents take part in a “day of protest” over pay and conditions in the sector.

‘We are paid as glorified babysitters’

It’s kind of nearly like blackmail at the moment that they are saying ‘well if you do go on strike, or you do walk out or object or rally on the fifth of February that basically she is going to pull the plug on the funding for that day.

‘Unsustainable and broken’

Cork childcare providers on why they are protesting to highlight the crisis in their sector.

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?

CHILDCARE PROVIDERS HAVE warned of a crisis in the sector. The rising cost of insurance, coupled with a dearth of providers, have thrown staff and…