Yesterday’s budget saw, for the first time, a real commitment from the Government to invest in the childcare sector. There is still a lot of work to do to bring Ireland in line with other EU member states but this increased investment is a step in the right direction and a sign that our sector is finally being seen as essential to society and the economy.
Our CEO, Karen Clince, gave her thoughts on announcements made yesterday. Click on the links below to have a read.
You can listen to Karen speak to Morning Ireland and the Pat Kenny Show below:
Pat Kenny Show (approx. 1hr 48 minutes in)
Following the budget announcement the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth issued FAQs for parents. You can read the document in full here.