Must Read

Shorts, the bet of Youtube to end the success of TikTok

Shorts, the bet of Youtube to end the success of TikTok TikTok is one of...

Mexican scientists develop microchip for quick and cheap tests of coronavirus

The device created by Mexicans would determine in less than an hour whether or not someone is infected with...

Identify page offering fake Netflix memberships for quarantine

Users were forced to enter a league that supposedly gave free access to the platform's catalog The quarantine It has...
Padraig Conlon
More on Padraig coming soon.

Parents can start registering their children with childcare providers from today with 2,280 services ready to deliver increased supports, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

The Minister says a turning point has been reached as ‘years of under-investment by successive governments are finally corrected’ with families having access to two types of supports – a universal element for all children aged 6-36 months and then targeted supports for those families who need it most.

This targeted support will for some families represent a 50% increase with supports of up to €7,500 per child per year for children up to 15-years of age with up to 70,000 children expected to benefit from both measures..

Welcoming the start of registrations Minister Zappone added:

“For children, parents and providers the radical change in approach to childcare starts becoming real now. Registrations get underway with crèches, preschools and other childcare services today – and will continue for weeks to come.

“This is an important moment. It is the first big step to turning our childcare system from being one of the most expensive in the world into the best.

“An extensive information campaign is underway. The first stop for parents should be www.affordablechildcare.ie before contacting their local provider. The level of interest is huge with hits now approaching 400,000 since the site launched.

“While investment in the early years sector is up 80% since 2015 to €466m this year there is still much more to do. The next milestone must be bringing that figure over half a billion euro so we can continue building a childcare system which will deliver for Irish families for generations to come.”

More Articles Like This

Latest News

Shorts, the bet of Youtube to end the success of TikTok

Shorts, the bet of Youtube to end the success of TikTok TikTok is one of...

Mexican scientists develop microchip for quick and cheap tests of coronavirus

The device created by Mexicans would determine in less than an hour whether or not someone is infected with Covid-19. Mexican scientists disclosed that they...

Identify page offering fake Netflix memberships for quarantine

Users were forced to enter a league that supposedly gave free access to the platform's catalog The quarantine It has been quite difficult for thousands...

Google Play prepares to offer ‘free’ movies and series

Google Play Movies & TV could make a wide catalog of movies, series and television shows available to the public on one condition. Google wants...

South Korea exceeds 10,000 infected, with 60% already cured

The Asian country, which became the second most affected by the virus, has managed to implement a program that combines mass testing of those...