News and Events

25th April 2020:

Minister Zappone launches suite of resources for children and parents.

New resources to help children and parents during COVID-19 including Parents Centre and Let’s Play Ireland.

22nd April 2020:

Fears that creches will close if Government do not increase the funding given to them

25th March 2020:

Minister Zappone resassures parents that they do not have to pay childcare fees during COVID-19

25th March 2020:

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during COVID-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

13th March 2020:

On 12th March 2020 the government announced the closure of all childcare facilities, along with schools and colleges, in response to the Covid 19 crisis.

This is an evolving situation and we are following government and guidelines from the DCYA.

Regular updates will be provided to childcare providers as they become available.

**Parents please note the advice to keep children home, not mixing with each other or visiting grandparents** 

February 5th 2020

Tens of thousands of childcare workers and parents marched through Dublin’s city centre on Wednesday as part of a “day of protest” over poor pay and conditions in the sector.

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