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The Colm & Lucy Breakfast Show on Radio Nova

A big thanks to the Colm and Lucy Breakfast show on Radio Nova for having us on to chat about all things SureSitter! Have a listen here     To be entertained by Colm and Lucy in the mornings listen here!

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How to Organise and Declutter your Home!

Deirdre O’Sullivan of Dee Clutter is a Certified Professional Organiser recognised by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (ICCT). Having worked in both public and private sector organisations, Deirdre became convinced of the benefits of organising and decluttering in the home and office. Deirdre combines her formal record management experience with holistic therapy techniques to…

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Our RSVP article on How to Find a Great Babysitter!

You’ve your night out booked and you’re more than ready to throw on your glad rags and get a night away from the kids. But how do you choose the right babysitter, so you can have enough peace of mind to actually enjoy your night? “Finding a babysitter can be really tough,” concedes Fiona McKeon,…

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Top Tips for Sleep Routine Success!

Fiona Carroll: Sleep Routine Consultant Fiona Carroll Sleepy Lambs is a sleep consultant who helps, supports and educates parents on how to help their little ones have a better night sleep. She experienced sleep challenges herself with her second child so knows exactly how tough and lonely it can be when your child doesn’t sleep…

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Family Events at Culture Night 2019

Culture Night is taking place this Friday 20th September with loads of theatres, museums, libraries, galleries and more across the country throwing open their doors to the public.  We’ve picked out a few family friendly events that you might want to check out! RTÉ Open Air Concert on Clarke Square, Dublin The National Museum of Ireland…

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Back to School – what is the right type of childcare for you?

Choosing the right childcare for you and your family. It’s that time of year again where we have to start thinking about the daily grind of juggling making lunches, school drops off and after school activities. The diaries are back out trying to schedule everything in! There are so many childcare options out there it…

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How much should I pay my babysitter?

Wondering what average babysitting rate is in Ireland? How much should you pay your babysitter? There are no laws or regulations to determine this. The rate you pay your babysitter is dependent on a number of factors including location, experience and age. In general, parents hire babysitters on a short-term basis to look after children…

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10 top ideas for a family day out with the kids!

Summer is finally here and with the good weather, it’s a great opportunity to get out and about with the kids. Here are our top picks for a fun and action-packed day out that everyone will enjoy! Tayto Park There are endless activities for all the family at Tayto Park. From Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster,…

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ECCE Scheme (free pre-school year) Ireland

What is it? There’s no denying that childcare costs are extremely high, Irish families pay on average over a quarter of their disposable income on childcare costs, making it one of the highest in the OECD countries. Schemes like the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme provide some relief to families with the added…

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10 top tips for travelling with children

Travelling with children can be extremely stressful. But with the right planning, it need not be. We have put together a checklist to help you make the process as painless as possible. First aid kit Essential for every family holiday. Your kit should include plasters, antiseptic wipes or cream, adhesive tape and absorbent pads. Saline…

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