Childcare Barometer 2019

Early Childhood Ireland commissioned RedC to find out the views of Irish people about childcare. 1,000 adults aged 18+ were interviewed over the telephone between 16 and 24 January 2019.

Childcare Barometer 2019

Early Childhood Ireland commissioned RedC to find out the views of Irish people about childcare. 1,000 adults aged 18+ were interviewed over the telephone between 16 and 24 January 2019. For each statement, respondents were asked for their level of agreement.

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Key findings: 

87% agree that all private childminders should be Garda vetted and have basic First Aid and other relevant training.:

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70% agree that all parents should be financially supported to stay at home with their child for the first 12 months of the child’s life:

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59% agree that parental leave benefit should be 66% of pay instead of the current benefit: 

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64% agree that similarly to primary education in Ireland, childcare should be available free to all children:

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64% agree that parents should only pay toward childcare in line with their overall income:

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74% agree that the education of children under 5 is as important as the education of children over 5:

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67% agree that when childcare staff who work directly with children are as qualified as other professionals such as nurses and teachers, the terms and conditions of their employment should reflect this:

 

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