Friday 28 July 2017

New childcare scheme is first step but parity with European models a long way down road

Ask any working parent what their biggest headache is and they will immediately tell you it’s childcare (Stock picture)
Ask any working parent what their biggest headache is and they will immediately tell you it’s childcare (Stock picture)
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

Finally some good news on the issue of childcare. After years of the electorate lobbying the government and pushing for assistance with crippling childcare costs, it has finally acted.

Finally some good news on the issue of childcare. After years of the electorate lobbying the government and pushing for assistance with crippling childcare costs, it has finally acted.

Ask any working parent what their biggest headache is and they will immediately tell you it's childcare. Ask women who would like to go back to work why they don't and they will answer, the prohibitive cost of childcare.

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