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dc.contributor.authorBarnardosen
dc.contributor.authorStart Strongen
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-28T11:44:33Z
dc.date.available2022-03-28T11:44:33Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBarnardos & Start Strong. (2012). Towards a Scandinavian Childcare System for 0-12 Year Olds in Ireland? https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/109en
dc.identifier.urihttps://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/109
dc.descriptionReporten
dc.description.abstractBarnardos and Start Strong have worked together to prepare this short paper that compares the current provision of childcare and after-school services in Ireland for 0-12 year olds with the Scandinavian systems to which Minister Burton referred. Scandinavian childcare is widely regarded as being among the best in the world, and the outcomes for children and families are very positive. Educational attainment is high, child poverty rates are among the lowest in the world, and there is a high labour market participation rate among parents, including lone parents. But a Scandinavian childcare system comes at a cost – the level of Government investment in childcare in the Scandinavian countries is far higher than in Ireland. Barnardos and Start Strong would warmly welcome a bankable Government commitment to develop a Scandinavian childcare system in Ireland. In this paper we identify the key features that this would involve and we make recommendations on initial steps that should be taken to move in this direction. However, we are under no illusions about the scale of change and additional investment that would be required. In the current economic climate, a Scandinavian childcare system is likely to remain a long-term goal, rather than a short-term prospect. The Minister’s proposal to reform the One Parent Family Payment should therefore be postponed well beyond the proposed 2014 /15 timetable.en
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dc.publisherBarnardosen
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dc.subjectEarly Childhood Care and Educationen
dc.subjectECCEen
dc.titleTowards a Scandinavian Childcare System for 0-12 Year Olds in Ireland?en
dc.typeReporten
dc.rights.holderBarnardos; Start Strongen


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