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#Childcare Voices

From TheJournal.ie ‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’ Childcare Voices

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’

Prevention and Early Intervention expert Marian Quinn outlines the need for a reimagined after-school sector on the other side of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’ Childcare Voices

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’

Childcare centre owners Sarah O’Leary and and Michele Akerlind explain how better investment can build a well paid and affordable childcare sector.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’ Childcare Voices

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’

In the latest in our Childcare Voices series, Darragh O’Connor of SIPTU outlines why the trade union is calling for big changes in pay and affordability in the sector.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’ Childcare Voices

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’

Mother Lynda Butler outlines the impact of childcare costs for her first daughter and how high fees are making her think twice about having a second child.