Category: Press Release
The Budget 2022 announcement last week saw a turning point in State recognition of the childcare sector with a commitment of multiannual investment to reform the childcare sector.
Early Childhood Ireland welcomes Budget 2022 as a step in the right direction with major reform now made possible
Government statement of intent recognises need for further investment year on year. Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has today (12.10.21) welcomed the announcement of the childcare package as part of Budget 2022. There is still much work to be done to reform the sector but, after years of
The delayed extension of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme, by only one month, so close to the Budget 2022 announcements is the latest example of the piecemeal approach by the government to childcare that has made uncertainty the norm for parents and providers.
Early Childhood Ireland says one-month extension of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme is the latest example of piecemeal arrangements.
On the 21st of September, statements were made in the Dáil on the Ombudsman for Children’s Initiative: ‘A Better Normal’ – Eliminating poverty and child homelessness post-COVID.
The Minister for Finance has announced that the EWSS will remain in place and unchanged for the month of October. The Minister is considering a range of possible options for the future of EWSS and such arrangements will be outlined on Budget Day, 12 October 2021. Read more for the press release.