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Waiting for guidelines: Creche owner Louise Kilbane. Photo: Frank McGrath

Waiting for guidelines: Creche owner Louise Kilbane. Photo: Frank McGrath

Waiting for guidelines: Creche owner Louise Kilbane. Photo: Frank McGrath

Parents should not have to pay extra for new safety measures needed for the restart of childcare services next month, said a leading creche owner.

The Government must provide the extra funding and give full details of anti-Covid guidelines for creches as soon as possible to allow childcare professionals and parents enough time to prepare, said Louise Kilbane.

She acknowledged there has been considerable State investment in childcare in recent years but said the Government has the opportunity now to boost funding to ensure childcare services in Ireland finally reach international standards.


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