Monday November 30, 2020

Appeal for pre-school care scheme to be safeguarded

The continuation of a state scheme which gives free part-time care to children for the year before they start school is the only measure saving the sector from collapse.

14th April, 2012
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Irene Gunning, chief executive, Early Childhood Ireland, at the Fonthill Daycare Centre, Clondalkin. Photo: Maura Hickey

The continuation of a state scheme which gives free part-time care to children for the year before they start school is the only measure saving the sector from collapse, according to the chief executive of Early Childhood Ireland.

Speaking ahead of the organisation's first annual conference in Dublin next weekend, Irene Gunning said that she and her members were concerned about the sustainability of the scheme as it stands.

"The Early Childhood Care and Education...

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