Episode 7: Childcare
NB: This programme is available to view within the island of Ireland only. It will be available until 14th August 2008.
Where to look for Childcare?
- Call the pre school services in the HSE in your local area. The HSE inspect crèches and update their lists every quarter, however the HSE do not recommend any crèches to parents. To find your local office log on to: www.hse.ie/eng/Find_a_Service/Local_Health_Offices
- If the HSE can't provide this list, the local Childcare committee will- there is a childcare committee in every county. For a list of all the city/county childcare committees please log onto www.pobal.ie/live/165
- For childcare information in the Dublin area log onto www.dublin.ie/childcare. In Dublin, because the area is so big, the childcare committee is sub-divided into 5 local childcare resource centres. This list of local resource centres can be found at www.dublin.ie/childcare/dublin-city-childcare-committee.htm
- The National Children's Nurseries Association also provides a free listing of member nurseries. Their website is www.ncna.net
- The IPPA: Irish Pre-schools and playgroups Association provides information for parents looking for childcare: www.ippa.ie
- Barnardos provides support services for parents from disadvantaged areas. www.barnardos.ie
- Golden pages for local creches
- Ads in local shops and newspapers
- Recommendation by friends/family/ healthcare specialists
- Websites: www.rollercoaster.ie / www.eumom.com/ie/welcome.asp