In essence there is an opportunity for innovative thinking to fund a successful phased reopening of the sector.
The new subcommittee groups set up last week are working well across Ireland. We have met so many members that are willing to work towards positive change to our profession.
Childcare providers say they are ‘fearful’ of the health implications of the government’s new plan to provide the service in the homes of healthcare workers.
Some 88% or 530 childcare providers responding to the federation survey said that they are currently not planning (362) to reopen on June 29 or are unsure (168) about doing so.
The head of the Federation of Early Childhood Providers says there has been no meaningful consultation with them on re-opening their services.
Childcare providers have said they need clarity on how they can re-open in phase 3 of the Government roadmap to easing Covid-19 restrictions, due to start on 29 June.
Childcare providers say they’re ‘fearful’ of the health implications of government’s new plan to provide the service in the homes of healthcare workers.
Measures would bring down cost of childcare for parents – Early Childhood Ireland.
Plea follows reports of parents being asked to pay holding fee to ensure place in creche.
Up to half of childcare facilities shut for ‘day of protest’ over pay and conditions.