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Coping With Young Children Off School

All the schools have closed for the foreseeable future, but children still need to be educated and entertained. We have rounded up a few tips on the best ways to go about coping with home learning . Try ...
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Child Care Subsidy Ireland

National Childcare Scheme

It has been confirmed that the new National Childcare Scheme will be open for online applications from November 20th 2019. Originally announced as part of Budget 2017 - a new "Affordable Childcare Scheme" was proposed to help families ...
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Childcare Subsidies From September 2017

The planned roll out of a new "Single Affordable Childcare Scheme" has been delayed while a new computer system and website is put in place. As an interim measure the government made changes to the existing childcare subsidies ...
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Budget 2016 – Free Pre-School Extended

Free Pre-School extended in Budget 2016 From September 2016 the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme will be extended . The changes mean that children will be able to start pre-school at age three, and to remain ...
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Budget 2011 – Main Points

The main points of the 2011 Budget announced on December 7th This will be updated as details are announced.. No State Pension Cuts (It will be frozen in 2011) Average 4% Reduction in All Welfare benefits - see ...
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Deadline for Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE)

We wrote about the ECCE scheme as far back as April 2009 . This scheme was introduced  to allow children  to  receive free pre-school provision of 3 hours per day, 5 days each week over a 38 week ...
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