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Cavan childcare provider welcomes clarity on funding and reopening of crèches

Jun 10, 2020 17:06 By News Northern Sound
Cavan childcare provider welcomes clarity on funding and reopening of crèches Cavan childcare provider welcomes clarity on funding and reopening of crèches
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Childcare providers availing of a new €75 million package must sign a contract, guaranteeing they won't charge parents more than they did before the

Childcare providers availing of a new €75 million package must sign a contract, guaranteeing they won't charge parents more than they did before the Covid-19 outbreak.

The scheme's being introduced to allow creches reopen from June 29th, with the bulk of the funding going towards covering 85 per cent of staff wages.

€18 million is being set aside for extra staffing costs, training and hygiene products, while a once-off capital grant of €14 million is being given to adapt facilities.

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Frances Byrne from Early Childhood Ireland says their members have to see if their business is still viable after Covid-19:

A Cavan childcare provider is welcoming the clarity provided by today's document on the re-opening of childcare facilities and how the various funded schemes will work.

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Paula Donohoe from Clever Clogs in Ballyconnell says a survey conducted among their parents last week has shown an uptake of 50% for the re-opened service.

She says parents will also have been delighted to hear they won't be charged more fees when they do go back to their creches.

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