Thousands of childcare providers protest over funding

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Thousands attended todays protest at Leinster House. Childcare providers are warning of service closures unless the government provides extra funding for the sector.

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The Federation of Early Childhood Providers (FECP) represents around 1,500 childcare providers and said it expects hundreds of crèches to close as part of this week’s protest.

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Organised by the FECP, the Leinster House protest called for an increased investment in creches and reforms to the state’s core funding and ECCE funding models

Photos Alison O’Hanlon

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