Mary has made further representations to the Dublin City Childcare Committee asking for their assistance to meet parents childcare needs.
In response they provided a list of Childcare Service Providers, attached HERE. Mary also asked them to identify and secure possible properties for a replacement childcare service in the area, should alternative care become necessary. Dublin City Childcare Committee can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01 873 3696.
Separately, following a letter from Siobhan Davy (which you can read HERE), Mary met with Siobhan & Mark Davy at their creche at Harts Corner. They made a number of commitments which are summarised HERE.
Following a meeting which Mary organised for parents at Leinster House, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Anne Rabbitte TD wrote to the Minister for Children seeking the Ministers intervention to address parents concerns. You can read the letter HERE.
The following are some additional resources:
Tusla Early Years Inspectorate: Click HERE for Early Years services providers and to see their inspection reports.
Department of Education & Skills (DES): Click HERE to view early-years inspection reports in respect of participating in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme.
Advice on Service Choice
Dublin City Childcare Committee: click HERE to read the Parents Guide 2019/2020.
Barnardos: Click HERE to read the Barnardos booklet for Parents ‘Quality Early Years Care & Education – What to look for in an early years’ service’.
Child Protection Concerns
If ever a child is in immediate danger contact the Gardai.
Any parent who has a child protection and welfare concern should report that concern to the local social work duty service in the area in which the child lives. Local contact details are available from Tusla HERE.
Any parent who has a concern in relation to the operation of an early learning and care or school age childcare service should contact Tusla through their Unsolicited Information Office via email on email@example.com, phone on 061 461700 or post to:
Unsolicited Information Office, Early Years Inspectorate, 2nd Floor, Estuary House, Henry Street, Limerick.
An unsolicited information form is available to download on Tusla’s website HERE.