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Childminding during COVID-19

Childmding during COVID-19 – as we get used to our new normal, parents are starting to return to work and are starting to bring childminders back into their homes. As a childminder or nanny it is up to you to make the decide whether or not you feel comfortable returning to work. There are a…

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Au Pair Rights in Ireland

What are your rights as an Au Pair? Au Pairs in Ireland are considered employees and have the same rights as any other employee, including the right to minimum wage. The minimum wage in Ireland increased to €10.10 (from €9.80) from 1 February 2020.   Minimum wage rates   Minimum hourly rate € Minimum wage…

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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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How to land your first job on SureSitter!

1. Complete your profile and make it stand out Make sure you fully complete your profile. There are a few mandatory fields such as a profile picture and serviceable areas (i.e. the areas you wish to work in) but it’s also really important to complete all of the optional fields. This helps parents when considering…

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