Minister Announces a Number of Measures to Support Childcare Providers.
Pictured today following their meeting: Anna Shakespeare, CEO of Pobal; Fergal Lynch, Secretary General Department of Children and Youth Affairs; Minister Zappone; Dr Harold Hislop, Department of Education and Skills Chief Inspector; Bernard Gloster, CEO of Tusla.
Following a meeting today between the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, Anna Shakespeare, CEO of Pobal, Bernard Gloster, CEO of Tusla, and Dr Harold Hislop, the Department of Education and Skills Chief Inspector, the Minister outlined a number of measures to support Childcare Providers in the short term.
These actions cover:
- addressing the information overload from the different agencies who communicate with Providers
- providing a better customer service to Providers
- ironing out early stage challenges with the new National Childcare Scheme
- supporting Providers in the regulatory environment
Speaking following the meeting, Minister Zappone said:
Speaking following the meeting, Anna Shakespeare, CEO of Pobal, commented:
Speaking following the meeting, Bernard Gloster, CEO of Tusla, said:
Harold Hislop, Chief Inspector of Early Years Education, said:
The over-riding priority of the Minister, departments and agencies is that children and their families and the providers that educate and take care of them remain at the heart of everything we do.