Seminar on 4th March 2013- Scandinavian Childcare: Making it Happen
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We came together with our colleagues in Barnardos, the National Women's Council of Ireland and OPEN to examine more long-term solutions for childcare and after-school care in Ireland. To this end, we conducted a survey on childcare and after-school care, and held a seminar entitled “Scandinavian Childcare: Making it Happen”, on Monday 4th March 2013.
The conference, which was chaired by Olivia O'Leary and heard experiences of parents Linda Brennan and Michelle Mangan, was very well-attended and generated a lot of media interest.
Below are links to the background documents and speaker presentations.
The Irish Times, 5th March 2013, “Campaigners urge annual €2bn childcare investment to benefit early development”, by Judith Crosbie
The Irish Times, 5th March 2013, “Recession is magnifying childcare problems facing working parents”, by Arthur Beesley
The Irish Times, 12th March 2013, "Nordic Nirvana for Working Parents"
The Irish Times, 5th March 2013, “Parents forgo food to pay childcare”, by Sheila Wayman
The Irish Times, 5th March 2013, “Case Study 'Inconsistent' care”
The Irish Times, 5th March 2013, “Case Study 'It wasn't working'”
Newstalk, 4th March 2013, “The Breakfast Show” – 14min40secs approx
Newstalk, 4th March 2013, “The Lunchtime Show” – 8mins 14secs approx