In essence there is an opportunity for innovative thinking to fund a successful phased reopening of the sector:
- At all costs our children must be safe.
- At all costs our employees must be safe
- To sustain a phased opening businesses must cover their costs.
These three principles are just common sense.
The Federation of Early Childcare Providers surveyed our members and 90% said they would not open or were considering not opening in June.
We surveyed our parents and 80% said that they would avail of childcare if a safe opening strategy was in place for early childcare facilities.
We are committed to work with the Department and all stakeholders to come up with a strategy that will work for parents and providers.
No one wants to see this process fail.
Everyone is committed to a practical approach that ensures safety for all and a sustainable business model for providers to create that safe learning environment for our kids and their parents.