Wednesday July 8, 2020

Creches reopen amid fears of funding shortages

Reduced capacity, alteration of premises and additional staffing costs add to childcare providers’ concerns

28th June, 2020
Regina Bushell, owner and managing director of Grovelands Childcare

When it comes to reopening creches, Regina Bushell knows a thing or two . . . or, rather, six.

As owner and managing director of Grovelands Childcare, she operates this number of facilities in Athlone, Mullingar and Tullamore. And four of the six will reopen from Monday.

Having spent weeks preparing her centres to welcome children and their parents back, Bushell gave clients a little taste of what they could expect from Monday onwards by organising quick catch-up...

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