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Revealed: Counties with lowest number of creche places as crisis grows

Pledge of a ‘boost’ in budget will not go far enough, childcare providers fear

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Dr Laura Bambrick

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Childcare providers are warning they will have to cut the number of creche places available as the sector battles with a chronic shortage of staff and the knock-on effects of the pandemic.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar hinted that childcare will receive a boost in the budget, but there are concerns it won’t go far enough to address the current crisis.


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