The typical weekly childcare bill in Northern Ireland is the highest in the UK, trade unionists have said.
People starting a career in early learning and childcare (ELC) will be given a new induction pack to help support them, it has been announced.
Private nurseries reveal staff crisis as councils launch recruitment spree to meet ministers’ childcare targets
PRIVATE nurseries have been plunged into a staffing crisis because of a flagship Scottish Government plan to double free childcare hours, according to operators.
NICOLA STURGEON has said her government's plans to almost double free childcare by 2020 are "on track" in the face of opposition concerns about funding, staff and timing.
THIS week, Audit Scotland reported the Scottish Government may not deliver its pledge to double free childcare hours to 1140 a year by 2020.
MORE mothers are in paid work because grandparents are helping with childcare, a study has found.
LAST week, not for the first time, I listened to the heartbreaking stories of children whose experience of being in care has left them broken.
Nicola Sturgeon has promised £840m for more childcare but experts ask if cash on its own is ever enough?
NICOLA STURGEON'S big speech had a raft of major announcements last week.
TWO-FIFTHS of over-50s providing regular care for their grandchildren feel the family would have struggled financially without their help, according to Age UK.