“Parents and childcare practitioners are invited to make submissions to the Government’s work on Future Investment in Early Years and School-Age Care and Education Services,” according to Regina Doherty TD, Fine Gael TD for Meath East.
“The Inter-Departmental Group on Future Investment in Early Years and School-Age Care and Education Services is examining issues related to childcare and early education.
“As part of this public consultation process, the Minister for Children, James Reilly, wants to hear people’s views on what is working well and learn where we can best direct investment to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of Ireland’s early years and school-age care and education services.
“There are two separate consultation forms available for online completion –one for all stakeholders with an interest in the field (including policy-makers, practitioners, providers, advocates and academics) and one specifically for parents and guardians. The closing dates for submissions from the early years sector is Friday 1st May and the closing dates for submissions from parents and guardians is Monday, 4th May.
“Further details and links to these consultation forms are available on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs website at: www.dcya.gov.ie”