Barnardos. (2017). Early Years eNews: Issue 4. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/578
The Affordable Childcare Scheme has been in the news in the past
couple of weeks, with concerns that that just 60% of early years
settings in Ireland have registered for the Scheme.
The announcement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the creation of
more affordable childcare is a priority for Government must be
welcomed. We must remember though that quality should also be top
of the agenda, children have a right to quality care and education that
supports their wellbeing, learning and development.
In this issue of Early years eNews we bring you news of a review by
the Dept of Children and Youth Affairs into the cost of delivering
quality childcare, the findings of which will impact on future
Government investment. We also have details of a new report that
looks at the working conditions of professionals in the early childhood
care and education sector, as well as other news and developments.
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