The SureSitter Blog

Category: Parents

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 the ECCE Scheme? 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…

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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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How you pay your nanny and tax implications

The severe lack of childcare places in Ireland along with a move towards flexible working means that, as a result, more and more parents are choosing to have their children minded in their own home by a nanny. There are also lots of advantages to this type of childcare including not having to bundle the…

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Back to School Allowance in Ireland

Back to School Allowance. August is a very expensive month for parents. Between the cost of school books, uniforms and other school supplies it all adds up. This is particularly the case if you have more than one child. A recent survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions found that the average cost of…

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