The Mothership on The Irish Childcare Crisis 1 year ago

The Mothership on The Irish Childcare Crisis

A broken system that's failing providers, educators and families

With years-long waiting lists, soaring fees, troubling staff shortages and many facilities closing, the Irish childcare system is in crisis.

Joining Laura this week to unpack the many reasons that the system is broken is Elaine Dunne from the Federation for Early Childhood Providers and social scientist Dr. Amy Greer Murphy who has carried out extensive research on the staffing issues within the sector on behalf of SIPTU.

READ MORE about the topics covered in today's episode here: The Parent Trap: What's Being Done about The Irish Childcare Crisis?

Watch more episodes of The Mothership here:

Ep. 1: Fighting to be your own child's parent


Ep. 2: Are we spoiling our kids too much? 

Ep. 3: Raising kids with a positive body image 

Ep. 4: Helping your LGBTQI+ child to come out 

Ep. 5: 'Sharenting' and our kids' safety online

Ep. 6: The Gender Imbalance in Irish Healthcare