Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?

CHILDCARE PROVIDERS HAVE warned of a crisis in the sector. The rising cost of insurance, coupled with a dearth of providers, have thrown staff and…

‘Unsustainable and broken’

Cork childcare providers on why they are protesting to highlight the crisis in their sector.

‘We are paid as glorified babysitters’

It’s kind of nearly like blackmail at the moment that they are saying ‘well if you do go on strike, or you do walk out or object or rally on the fifth of February that basically she is going to pull the plug on the funding for that day.