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How to Organise and Declutter your Home!

Deirdre O’Sullivan Professional Organiser Deirdre O’Sullivan of Dee Clutter is a Certified Professional Organiser recognised by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (ICCT).  She is an expert in how to declutter and organise. Having worked in both public and private sector organisations, Deirdre became convinced of the benefits of organising and decluttering in the home…

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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?  Parents always ask ‘how can I find a great babysitter…

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Family Events at Culture Night 2019

Culture Night and Great Family Events! 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.  There are loads of great venues and public spaces taking part in the arts, heritage and culture event across the island…

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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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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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