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Tighter legislation on childcare has eased the minds of parents who hand over their children to strangers, writes Emma Kennedy.

1st March, 2008

Tighter legislation on childcare has eased the minds of parents who hand over their children to strangers, writes Emma Kennedy.

Leaving small children in the care of a relative stranger can be tough, but recent tightening of regulation of the childcare sector has brought more peace of mind for parents.

In October 2006, the former minister for children, Brian Lenihan, signed the Child Care (Preschool Services) Regulations, which updated existing ten-year-old legislation. The regulations came...

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