The article on the state of childcare, by Jenny Hauser, highlights the problems being faced by childcare providers through enforced price cuts, staff losses and reductions in wages due to the operation of the government’s ECCE scheme, or free preschool year.
The government is using all childcare providers to subsidise childcare on their behalf. Could the government provide state-run preschools with the level of funding being paid to existing childcare services?
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