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"I put my child's name down for childcare when I was four weeks pregnant"

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14.53 4 Aug 2021


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"I put my child's name down for childcare when I was four weeks pregnant"


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14.53 4 Aug 2021


Trying to secure a childcare place for your child can be a very stressful process for working parents.  

With waiting lists seeming to get longer and longer, childcare providers are struggling to cope with the demand.  

Laura Dowling is a mother of two and had to put her second child's name down for childcare when she was just four weeks pregnant. However, she was still unsuccessful at getting a place.

Louise Gillick is manager at St Louise’s Early Childhood Development Service in Dublin's North Inner City and she has had to refuse 17 people as she is fully booked.

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