National Childcare Scheme
- Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland
- Communications Campaign commences- with new website, information resources for parents and providers, over 12,500 training places for childcare providers and major media campaigns
- Additional Transition Support Payment announced for childcare providers
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has today announced the launch of the National Childcare Scheme, the pathway to quality, accessible, affordable Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare in Ireland.
The Minister also announced a national Communications Campaign for the Scheme to raise awareness and help both parents and providers to prepare for the Scheme’s opening in October.
L-R: Teresa Heeney, CEO Early Childhood Ireland, Minister Katherine Zappone, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Áine Lynch, CEO National Parents Council, Tanya Ward, CEO Children's Rights Alliance and Tara McGann, IBEC
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