Pay now, or pay (more) later? How the cost-of-living crisis is squeezing the third sector.

14 Apr 2023Ryan Miller undefinedSector Issues, Children and Young People, Mental Health, Health, Funding, Childcare

Spiking inflation and weak public finances have put community organisations on the back foot. However, it would be short-sighted to let services wither. Where possible, we must spend to save.

Childcare needs support, and right now – for everyone’s benefit

25 Nov 2022Ryan Miller undefinedEconomy, Childcare, Education, Social Policy, Children, Early Years

For too long, childcare in Northern Ireland has been treated as an afterthought. As inflation hits its highest rate for over four decades, the pressure on both providers and parents is coming to a head.

Support for childcare during COVID19

29 Jun 2020Shauna O'Neill COVID19 UpdatesChildcare

Childcare has been a critical issue throughout the COVID19 pandemic. 

Employers for Childcare launch second social impact report

17 Nov 2017Siobhan McAlister Policy & Public Affairs, Investing in SocietyChildcare

Employers for Childcare have launched their Social Impact Report 2016/17 to celebrate their continued investment in supporting working families and promoting social and economic development across the UK.  

Universal Childcare in Northern Ireland

1 Dec 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public Affairs, ResearchChildcare, Economy

This report estimates the economic implications of providing universal childcare in Northern Ireland using cost-benefit analysis.

'Towards a Childcare Strategy' consultation events follow up

26 Feb 2013Policy & Public AffairsChildcare

NICVA has been involved in a number of voluntary and community sector consultation events across Northern Ireland on the development of a Childcare Strategy for Northern Ireland.

Viewfinder 5

1 Mar 2006Andrea Thornbury ResearchChildcare, Viewfinder (Research), Policy

Viewfinder 5 investigated the sector's opinion on a proposed smoking ban, gauged the opinion of the sector on the importance of the Review of Public Administration, and childcare in the sector.