Parents should receive one year's free childcare, paid by the state, before their children attend primary school, according to a government think-tank that has recommended sweeping reforms of childcare.
This would cost the taxpayer €136 million a year, according to the Nat ional Economic and Social Forum (NESF), which made the recommendation in a draft report for the government.
Irish parents pay almost three times more for childcare than their EU counterparts, and on average...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team