Annual Government Spending
Early Childhood Ireland has sought Substantially increased investment for early years and school-age childcare must be an immediate and sustained focus for the new government. Budget 2021 will be the first test of how well they meet this challenge. Early Childhood Ireland is seeking a plan to increase spending on childcare to 0.5% of GDP/GNI* by 2023 and to 1% by 2025. We are pleased to see this commitment by the current government and we expect to see a plan to achieve this as soon as possible.