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NI childcare now available to ALL parents - new measures include 'Play Pods' of up to 12 children

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister, Peter Weir, have confirmed the definition of 'key worker' will no longer apply for access to childcare in N [...] Read full article: NI childcare now available to ALL parent...→

NI childcare now available to ALL parents - new measures include 'Play Pods' of up to 12 children

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister, Peter Weir, have confirmed the definition of 'key worker' will no longer apply for access to childcare in N [...] Read full article: NI childcare now available to ALL parent...→

Parents 'scared to let kids play outside' amid rat infestation

Parents 'scared to let kids play outside' amid rat infestation

"We’re that terrified we’re not leaving our windows and doors open even in the heat because they can climb" Read full article: Parents 'scared to let kids play outside...→

Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with cash strapped providers going bust

Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with cash strapped providers going bust

The Early Years Alliance research suggests providers are facing large financial losses amid a lack of Government funding and reduced parental demand Read full article: Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with ca...→

Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work: the new dilemma facing parents

Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work: the new dilemma facing parents

Nurseries and childminders face huge losses and will have to recoup these from parents or risk going bust, experts have warned Read full article: Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap childcare costs for parents

Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap childcare costs for parents

A package of €75 million has been pledged to help get childcare providers up and running again.Katherine Zappone, the children’s minister, said the money would [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap...→

Fines for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after Cummings row

Fines for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after Cummings row

FINES for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after the Dominic Cummings row, the Health Secretary said tonight. Matt Hancock said he [...] Read full article: Fines for parents who breached lockdown ...→

Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-19 support: survey

Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-19 support: survey

Almost two-thirds of parents believe Stormont has not done enough to inform them of the support available during the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey suggests. Read full article: Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-...→

Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopening measures including standing in hoops

Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopening measures including standing in hoops

Holywell Village First School, in Northumberland, revealed on social media measures it will take when it reopens, which include giving pupils allocated toilet [...] Read full article: Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopen...→

'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by parents for organising play-dates

'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by parents for organising play-dates

A former headteacher has been branded a 'selfish covidiot' for publicly bragging that she is inviting her pals over with their children for play-dates with her [...] Read full article: 'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by par...→

Parents juggling chores, work and childcare 'don't get to relax until 8:39pm'

Parents juggling chores, work and childcare 'don't get to relax until 8:39pm'

Some overworked parents in the UK even use their own downtime to do yet more cleaning, a study has claimed Read full article: Parents juggling chores, work and childc...→

Inverness councillor pleads with parents to keep children from using play parks to prevent spread of coronavirus | Press and Journal

Inverness councillor pleads with parents to keep children from using play parks to prevent spread of coronavirus | Press and Journal

An Inverness councillor is pleading with parents to refrain from allowing children to use play parks in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. Read full article: Inverness councillor pleads with parents...→

Thousands of Birmingham parents forced to juggle working from home and childcare

Thousands of Birmingham parents forced to juggle working from home and childcare

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 538,000 households at the end of last year where at least one child is aged under 16 Read full article: Thousands of Birmingham parents forced t...→

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Comedian Tim McGarry, boxer James Tennyson and theatre legend May McFettridge are among the famous Belfast faces starring in film produced by Translink to supp [...] Read full article: Watch: NI stars call on young people to ...→

Noah Donohoe's heartbroken mother wants parents all over NI to grant her one wish at the time of her son's funeral on Wednesday

Grief-stricken, Fiona Donohoe, is calling on parents all over Northern Ireland to grant her one wish at the time of her son Noah's funeral on Wednesday morning [...] Read full article: Noah Donohoe's heartbroken mother wants ...→

How parents can claim £2,000 a year free childcare for kids under 11

How parents can claim £2,000 a year free childcare for kids under 11

CHILDCARE is a huge financial burden for parents – but mums and dads could be entitled to £2,000 a year to help with those costs. The government’s tax-free sch [...] Read full article: How parents can claim £2,000 a year free...→

Delays reopening NI childcare facilities spark fears some may close permanently

The reopening of some childcare facilities has been delayed leading to fears that a number of centres could be forced to close their doors permanently. Read full article: Delays reopening NI childcare facilities...→

Childcare sector at risk as parents plan to keep children at home – survey

Childcare sector at risk as parents plan to keep children at home – survey

More than two-thirds of providers expect to operate at a loss in the next six months, the research showed. Read full article: Childcare sector at risk as parents plan...→

Politics latest: Parents concerned about childcare should 'do as Dominic Cummmings did', says Robert Jenrick

Politics latest: Parents concerned about childcare should 'do as Dominic Cummmings did', says Robert Jenrick

Parents worried about childcare can "do as Dominic Cummings chose to do", a senior Cabinet minister said this morning as the Government faces its fifth day def [...] Read full article: Politics latest: Parents concerned about...→

What childcare options are there for parents who develop coronavirus symptoms?

What childcare options are there for parents who develop coronavirus symptoms?

‘If you have adults who are unable to look after a small child, that is an exceptional circumstance,’ says Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for E [...] Read full article: What childcare options are there for par...→

NI airports reveal considerable monthly losses as safety measures are considered

NI airports reveal considerable monthly losses as safety measures are considered

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 | 9.2°C Belfast... Speaking to Radio Ulster's Nolan Show on Tuesday morning, Mr Ambrose said that airport daily traffic had gone from "9, [...] Read full article: NI airports reveal considerable monthly ...→

Coronavirus: NI death toll up to 338 as Health Minister confirms lockdown rules don't apply to children living between parents

The number of people to die in Northern Ireland after testing positive for COVID-19 has increased by nine to 338 in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: NI death toll up to 338 as ...→

Coronavirus quarantine measures can play key role in reducing deaths – review

Coronavirus quarantine measures can play key role in reducing deaths – review

The 10 studies addressing Covid-19 modelled outbreak scenarios in China, the UK, South Korea and on a cruise ship. Read full article: Coronavirus quarantine measures can play...→

Latest rule relaxations include reopening of hairdressers in NI

Latest rule relaxations include reopening of hairdressers in NI

June 18 2020 06:43 PM... The latest Covid rule relaxations include hairdressers reopening, shielding to be paused and social distancing at schools reduced to 1 [...] Read full article: Latest rule relaxations include reopenin...→

NI parents tell Stormont ministers of childcare concern

NI parents tell Stormont ministers of childcare concern

Dozens of parents worried about childcare arrangements as Northern Ireland emerges from lockdown have come together to pen an open letter to Stormont ministers [...] Read full article: NI parents tell Stormont ministers of ch...→

Universal Credit UK: The childcare support which some parents may be 'better off' claiming

Universal Credit UK: The childcare support which some parents may be 'better off' claiming

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have surged in recent months, with nearly two million people having applied for the payment between March 16 and May 4, 2020. For those [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: The childcare suppo...→

Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants parents fined for childcare travel refunded

Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants parents fined for childcare travel refunded

Martin Poole, from Brighton, sparked what has been dubbed 'Dom's law' by asking Matt Hancock whether parents fined for childcare travel should be refunded afte [...] Read full article: Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants pare...→

NI Football League expresses 'continued desire' to play remaining fixtures of 19/20 season

NI Football League expresses 'continued desire' to play remaining fixtures of 19/20 season

The Northern Ireland Football League has said that a steering group recommendation will be made on the conclusion of the 19/20 domestic season by June 30. Read full article: NI Football League expresses 'continued ...→

‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare to help parents at home’

‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare to help parents at home’

A parenting expert has called for a shake-up of the way childcare works, with bosses urged to do more to help their employees find and pay for decent care. Sar [...] Read full article: ‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare ...→

Parents face ban from driving kids to school gates under lockdown measures

Parents face ban from driving kids to school gates under lockdown measures

Walking and cycling commissioner for London, Will Norman, said timed traffic restrictions around schools could render parents being unable to reach school gate [...] Read full article: Parents face ban from driving kids to sc...→

Parents juggling work & childcare don’t get the chance to relax until 8:39pm

Parents juggling work & childcare don’t get the chance to relax until 8:39pm

AS satisfying as it is to clean our homes from top-to-bottom, you’ll rarely find us doing these chores in our downtime. But when you’re a parent, cleaning is j [...] Read full article: Parents juggling work & childcare don’t ...→

Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ juggling work and childcare amid Covid-19

Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ juggling work and childcare amid Covid-19

A report calls on the Chancellor to consider extending 80% wage replacement to employees who reduce their working hours to accommodate childcare. Read full article: Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ jug...→

'Iceland are discriminating against single parents with coronavirus measures'

'Iceland are discriminating against single parents with coronavirus measures'

Elena Sotiriou, 46, who lives in Upminster, east London, was horrified when a branch manager at Iceland allegedy asked her to leave her two children outside th [...] Read full article: 'Iceland are discriminating against sing...→

Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sectarian differences by the time they're five... who else is to blame but the parents?

Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sectarian differences by the time they're five... who else is to blame but the parents?

In one of her best-known songs, The Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston sang: "I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the w [...] Read full article: Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sect...→

Parents 'scared to let kids play outside' amid rat infestation

Parents 'scared to let kids play outside' amid rat infestation

"We’re that terrified we’re not leaving our windows and doors open even in the heat because they can climb" Read full article: Parents 'scared to let kids play outside...→

Noah Donohoe's heartbroken mother wants parents all over NI to grant her one wish at the time of her son's funeral on Wednesday

Grief-stricken, Fiona Donohoe, is calling on parents all over Northern Ireland to grant her one wish at the time of her son Noah's funeral on Wednesday morning [...] Read full article: Noah Donohoe's heartbroken mother wants ...→

Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with cash strapped providers going bust

Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with cash strapped providers going bust

The Early Years Alliance research suggests providers are facing large financial losses amid a lack of Government funding and reduced parental demand Read full article: Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with ca...→

Latest rule relaxations include reopening of hairdressers in NI

Latest rule relaxations include reopening of hairdressers in NI

June 18 2020 06:43 PM... The latest Covid rule relaxations include hairdressers reopening, shielding to be paused and social distancing at schools reduced to 1 [...] Read full article: Latest rule relaxations include reopenin...→

How parents can claim £2,000 a year free childcare for kids under 11

How parents can claim £2,000 a year free childcare for kids under 11

CHILDCARE is a huge financial burden for parents – but mums and dads could be entitled to £2,000 a year to help with those costs. The government’s tax-free sch [...] Read full article: How parents can claim £2,000 a year free...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap childcare costs for parents

Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap childcare costs for parents

A package of €75 million has been pledged to help get childcare providers up and running again.Katherine Zappone, the children’s minister, said the money would [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap...→

Universal Credit UK: The childcare support which some parents may be 'better off' claiming

Universal Credit UK: The childcare support which some parents may be 'better off' claiming

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have surged in recent months, with nearly two million people having applied for the payment between March 16 and May 4, 2020. For those [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: The childcare suppo...→

Childcare sector at risk as parents plan to keep children at home – survey

Childcare sector at risk as parents plan to keep children at home – survey

More than two-thirds of providers expect to operate at a loss in the next six months, the research showed. Read full article: Childcare sector at risk as parents plan...→

Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants parents fined for childcare travel refunded

Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants parents fined for childcare travel refunded

Martin Poole, from Brighton, sparked what has been dubbed 'Dom's law' by asking Matt Hancock whether parents fined for childcare travel should be refunded afte [...] Read full article: Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants pare...→

What childcare options are there for parents who develop coronavirus symptoms?

What childcare options are there for parents who develop coronavirus symptoms?

‘If you have adults who are unable to look after a small child, that is an exceptional circumstance,’ says Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for E [...] Read full article: What childcare options are there for par...→

Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-19 support: survey

Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-19 support: survey

Almost two-thirds of parents believe Stormont has not done enough to inform them of the support available during the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey suggests. Read full article: Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-...→

‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare to help parents at home’

‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare to help parents at home’

A parenting expert has called for a shake-up of the way childcare works, with bosses urged to do more to help their employees find and pay for decent care. Sar [...] Read full article: ‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare ...→

'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by parents for organising play-dates

'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by parents for organising play-dates

A former headteacher has been branded a 'selfish covidiot' for publicly bragging that she is inviting her pals over with their children for play-dates with her [...] Read full article: 'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by par...→

Coronavirus: NI death toll up to 338 as Health Minister confirms lockdown rules don't apply to children living between parents

The number of people to die in Northern Ireland after testing positive for COVID-19 has increased by nine to 338 in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: NI death toll up to 338 as ...→

Parents juggling chores, work and childcare 'don't get to relax until 8:39pm'

Parents juggling chores, work and childcare 'don't get to relax until 8:39pm'

Some overworked parents in the UK even use their own downtime to do yet more cleaning, a study has claimed Read full article: Parents juggling chores, work and childc...→

Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ juggling work and childcare amid Covid-19

Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ juggling work and childcare amid Covid-19

A report calls on the Chancellor to consider extending 80% wage replacement to employees who reduce their working hours to accommodate childcare. Read full article: Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ jug...→

Coronavirus quarantine measures can play key role in reducing deaths – review

Coronavirus quarantine measures can play key role in reducing deaths – review

The 10 studies addressing Covid-19 modelled outbreak scenarios in China, the UK, South Korea and on a cruise ship. Read full article: Coronavirus quarantine measures can play...→

Thousands of Birmingham parents forced to juggle working from home and childcare

Thousands of Birmingham parents forced to juggle working from home and childcare

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 538,000 households at the end of last year where at least one child is aged under 16 Read full article: Thousands of Birmingham parents forced t...→

Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sectarian differences by the time they're five... who else is to blame but the parents?

Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sectarian differences by the time they're five... who else is to blame but the parents?

In one of her best-known songs, The Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston sang: "I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the w [...] Read full article: Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sect...→

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Comedian Tim McGarry, boxer James Tennyson and theatre legend May McFettridge are among the famous Belfast faces starring in film produced by Translink to supp [...] Read full article: Watch: NI stars call on young people to ...→

Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work: the new dilemma facing parents

Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work: the new dilemma facing parents

Nurseries and childminders face huge losses and will have to recoup these from parents or risk going bust, experts have warned Read full article: Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work...→

NI parents tell Stormont ministers of childcare concern

NI parents tell Stormont ministers of childcare concern

Dozens of parents worried about childcare arrangements as Northern Ireland emerges from lockdown have come together to pen an open letter to Stormont ministers [...] Read full article: NI parents tell Stormont ministers of ch...→

Delays reopening NI childcare facilities spark fears some may close permanently

The reopening of some childcare facilities has been delayed leading to fears that a number of centres could be forced to close their doors permanently. Read full article: Delays reopening NI childcare facilities...→

Politics latest: Parents concerned about childcare should 'do as Dominic Cummmings did', says Robert Jenrick

Politics latest: Parents concerned about childcare should 'do as Dominic Cummmings did', says Robert Jenrick

Parents worried about childcare can "do as Dominic Cummings chose to do", a senior Cabinet minister said this morning as the Government faces its fifth day def [...] Read full article: Politics latest: Parents concerned about...→

Fines for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after Cummings row

Fines for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after Cummings row

FINES for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after the Dominic Cummings row, the Health Secretary said tonight. Matt Hancock said he [...] Read full article: Fines for parents who breached lockdown ...→

NI Football League expresses 'continued desire' to play remaining fixtures of 19/20 season

NI Football League expresses 'continued desire' to play remaining fixtures of 19/20 season

The Northern Ireland Football League has said that a steering group recommendation will be made on the conclusion of the 19/20 domestic season by June 30. Read full article: NI Football League expresses 'continued ...→

Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopening measures including standing in hoops

Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopening measures including standing in hoops

Holywell Village First School, in Northumberland, revealed on social media measures it will take when it reopens, which include giving pupils allocated toilet [...] Read full article: Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopen...→

Parents face ban from driving kids to school gates under lockdown measures

Parents face ban from driving kids to school gates under lockdown measures

Walking and cycling commissioner for London, Will Norman, said timed traffic restrictions around schools could render parents being unable to reach school gate [...] Read full article: Parents face ban from driving kids to sc...→

NI airports reveal considerable monthly losses as safety measures are considered

NI airports reveal considerable monthly losses as safety measures are considered

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 | 9.2°C Belfast... Speaking to Radio Ulster's Nolan Show on Tuesday morning, Mr Ambrose said that airport daily traffic had gone from "9, [...] Read full article: NI airports reveal considerable monthly ...→

Parents juggling work & childcare don’t get the chance to relax until 8:39pm

Parents juggling work & childcare don’t get the chance to relax until 8:39pm

AS satisfying as it is to clean our homes from top-to-bottom, you’ll rarely find us doing these chores in our downtime. But when you’re a parent, cleaning is j [...] Read full article: Parents juggling work & childcare don’t ...→

Inverness councillor pleads with parents to keep children from using play parks to prevent spread of coronavirus | Press and Journal

Inverness councillor pleads with parents to keep children from using play parks to prevent spread of coronavirus | Press and Journal

An Inverness councillor is pleading with parents to refrain from allowing children to use play parks in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. Read full article: Inverness councillor pleads with parents...→

'Iceland are discriminating against single parents with coronavirus measures'

'Iceland are discriminating against single parents with coronavirus measures'

Elena Sotiriou, 46, who lives in Upminster, east London, was horrified when a branch manager at Iceland allegedy asked her to leave her two children outside th [...] Read full article: 'Iceland are discriminating against sing...→

Parents 'scared to let kids play outside' amid rat infestation

Parents 'scared to let kids play outside' amid rat infestation

"We’re that terrified we’re not leaving our windows and doors open even in the heat because they can climb" Read full article: Parents 'scared to let kids play outside...→

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Watch: NI stars call on young people to play their part on public transport in fight against Covid-19

Comedian Tim McGarry, boxer James Tennyson and theatre legend May McFettridge are among the famous Belfast faces starring in film produced by Translink to supp [...] Read full article: Watch: NI stars call on young people to ...→

Noah Donohoe's heartbroken mother wants parents all over NI to grant her one wish at the time of her son's funeral on Wednesday

Grief-stricken, Fiona Donohoe, is calling on parents all over Northern Ireland to grant her one wish at the time of her son Noah's funeral on Wednesday morning [...] Read full article: Noah Donohoe's heartbroken mother wants ...→

Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with cash strapped providers going bust

Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with cash strapped providers going bust

The Early Years Alliance research suggests providers are facing large financial losses amid a lack of Government funding and reduced parental demand Read full article: Parents facing childcare 'chaos' with ca...→

Latest rule relaxations include reopening of hairdressers in NI

Latest rule relaxations include reopening of hairdressers in NI

June 18 2020 06:43 PM... The latest Covid rule relaxations include hairdressers reopening, shielding to be paused and social distancing at schools reduced to 1 [...] Read full article: Latest rule relaxations include reopenin...→

Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work: the new dilemma facing parents

Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work: the new dilemma facing parents

Nurseries and childminders face huge losses and will have to recoup these from parents or risk going bust, experts have warned Read full article: Pay 10pc more for childcare or quit work...→

How parents can claim £2,000 a year free childcare for kids under 11

How parents can claim £2,000 a year free childcare for kids under 11

CHILDCARE is a huge financial burden for parents – but mums and dads could be entitled to £2,000 a year to help with those costs. The government’s tax-free sch [...] Read full article: How parents can claim £2,000 a year free...→

NI parents tell Stormont ministers of childcare concern

NI parents tell Stormont ministers of childcare concern

Dozens of parents worried about childcare arrangements as Northern Ireland emerges from lockdown have come together to pen an open letter to Stormont ministers [...] Read full article: NI parents tell Stormont ministers of ch...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap childcare costs for parents

Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap childcare costs for parents

A package of €75 million has been pledged to help get childcare providers up and running again.Katherine Zappone, the children’s minister, said the money would [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: €75m plan to cap...→

Delays reopening NI childcare facilities spark fears some may close permanently

The reopening of some childcare facilities has been delayed leading to fears that a number of centres could be forced to close their doors permanently. Read full article: Delays reopening NI childcare facilities...→

Universal Credit UK: The childcare support which some parents may be 'better off' claiming

Universal Credit UK: The childcare support which some parents may be 'better off' claiming

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have surged in recent months, with nearly two million people having applied for the payment between March 16 and May 4, 2020. For those [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: The childcare suppo...→

Childcare sector at risk as parents plan to keep children at home – survey

Childcare sector at risk as parents plan to keep children at home – survey

More than two-thirds of providers expect to operate at a loss in the next six months, the research showed. Read full article: Childcare sector at risk as parents plan...→

Politics latest: Parents concerned about childcare should 'do as Dominic Cummmings did', says Robert Jenrick

Politics latest: Parents concerned about childcare should 'do as Dominic Cummmings did', says Robert Jenrick

Parents worried about childcare can "do as Dominic Cummings chose to do", a senior Cabinet minister said this morning as the Government faces its fifth day def [...] Read full article: Politics latest: Parents concerned about...→

Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants parents fined for childcare travel refunded

Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants parents fined for childcare travel refunded

Martin Poole, from Brighton, sparked what has been dubbed 'Dom's law' by asking Matt Hancock whether parents fined for childcare travel should be refunded afte [...] Read full article: Vicar who sparked 'Dom's Law' wants pare...→

Fines for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after Cummings row

Fines for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after Cummings row

FINES for parents who breached lockdown for childcare could be reviewed after the Dominic Cummings row, the Health Secretary said tonight. Matt Hancock said he [...] Read full article: Fines for parents who breached lockdown ...→

What childcare options are there for parents who develop coronavirus symptoms?

What childcare options are there for parents who develop coronavirus symptoms?

‘If you have adults who are unable to look after a small child, that is an exceptional circumstance,’ says Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for E [...] Read full article: What childcare options are there for par...→

NI Football League expresses 'continued desire' to play remaining fixtures of 19/20 season

NI Football League expresses 'continued desire' to play remaining fixtures of 19/20 season

The Northern Ireland Football League has said that a steering group recommendation will be made on the conclusion of the 19/20 domestic season by June 30. Read full article: NI Football League expresses 'continued ...→

Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-19 support: survey

Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-19 support: survey

Almost two-thirds of parents believe Stormont has not done enough to inform them of the support available during the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey suggests. Read full article: Majority of NI parents unaware of Covid-...→

‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare to help parents at home’

‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare to help parents at home’

A parenting expert has called for a shake-up of the way childcare works, with bosses urged to do more to help their employees find and pay for decent care. Sar [...] Read full article: ‘Bosses must pay more towards childcare ...→

Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopening measures including standing in hoops

Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopening measures including standing in hoops

Holywell Village First School, in Northumberland, revealed on social media measures it will take when it reopens, which include giving pupils allocated toilet [...] Read full article: Parents' fury at school's 'crazy' reopen...→

Parents face ban from driving kids to school gates under lockdown measures

Parents face ban from driving kids to school gates under lockdown measures

Walking and cycling commissioner for London, Will Norman, said timed traffic restrictions around schools could render parents being unable to reach school gate [...] Read full article: Parents face ban from driving kids to sc...→

'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by parents for organising play-dates

'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by parents for organising play-dates

A former headteacher has been branded a 'selfish covidiot' for publicly bragging that she is inviting her pals over with their children for play-dates with her [...] Read full article: 'Covidiot' ex-headteacher slammed by par...→

NI airports reveal considerable monthly losses as safety measures are considered

NI airports reveal considerable monthly losses as safety measures are considered

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 | 9.2°C Belfast... Speaking to Radio Ulster's Nolan Show on Tuesday morning, Mr Ambrose said that airport daily traffic had gone from "9, [...] Read full article: NI airports reveal considerable monthly ...→

Coronavirus: NI death toll up to 338 as Health Minister confirms lockdown rules don't apply to children living between parents

The number of people to die in Northern Ireland after testing positive for COVID-19 has increased by nine to 338 in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: NI death toll up to 338 as ...→

Parents juggling work & childcare don’t get the chance to relax until 8:39pm

Parents juggling work & childcare don’t get the chance to relax until 8:39pm

AS satisfying as it is to clean our homes from top-to-bottom, you’ll rarely find us doing these chores in our downtime. But when you’re a parent, cleaning is j [...] Read full article: Parents juggling work & childcare don’t ...→

Parents juggling chores, work and childcare 'don't get to relax until 8:39pm'

Parents juggling chores, work and childcare 'don't get to relax until 8:39pm'

Some overworked parents in the UK even use their own downtime to do yet more cleaning, a study has claimed Read full article: Parents juggling chores, work and childc...→

Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ juggling work and childcare amid Covid-19

Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ juggling work and childcare amid Covid-19

A report calls on the Chancellor to consider extending 80% wage replacement to employees who reduce their working hours to accommodate childcare. Read full article: Parents could now ‘spend entire day’ jug...→

Inverness councillor pleads with parents to keep children from using play parks to prevent spread of coronavirus | Press and Journal

Inverness councillor pleads with parents to keep children from using play parks to prevent spread of coronavirus | Press and Journal

An Inverness councillor is pleading with parents to refrain from allowing children to use play parks in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. Read full article: Inverness councillor pleads with parents...→

Coronavirus quarantine measures can play key role in reducing deaths – review

Coronavirus quarantine measures can play key role in reducing deaths – review

The 10 studies addressing Covid-19 modelled outbreak scenarios in China, the UK, South Korea and on a cruise ship. Read full article: Coronavirus quarantine measures can play...→

'Iceland are discriminating against single parents with coronavirus measures'

'Iceland are discriminating against single parents with coronavirus measures'

Elena Sotiriou, 46, who lives in Upminster, east London, was horrified when a branch manager at Iceland allegedy asked her to leave her two children outside th [...] Read full article: 'Iceland are discriminating against sing...→

Thousands of Birmingham parents forced to juggle working from home and childcare

Thousands of Birmingham parents forced to juggle working from home and childcare

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 538,000 households at the end of last year where at least one child is aged under 16 Read full article: Thousands of Birmingham parents forced t...→

Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sectarian differences by the time they're five... who else is to blame but the parents?

Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sectarian differences by the time they're five... who else is to blame but the parents?

In one of her best-known songs, The Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston sang: "I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the w [...] Read full article: Alex Kane: So, children in NI learn sect...→