Early Childhood Ireland and the Creche Fees initiative


John Healy speaks to MARLENE MCCORMACK of Early Childhood Ireland about the recently introduced Creche fees initiative. They discuss the work that Early Childhood Ireland do and the services they offer. They discuss the regulations in place in regards to childcare facilities including insurance costs for these facilities.

They talk about costs of childcare and the fact that Ireland has one of the most expensive in Europe. They discuss the ways that government support childcare including the “Free preschool year”.

They go on to talk more specifically about the Creche fees initiative and all that is included.

They go on to talk in detail about the costs of childcare and the percentage of income which tends to go into childcare. They also discuss the cost of operating these facilities.



Duration: 19'39" DATE: October 17, 2012
Interviewer:John Healy
Producer:John Healy
Interviewee:Marlene McCormack
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs
Keywords:marlene mccormack, childcare in ireland, free preschool year, regulations in childcare, cost of childcare, creche fees initiative, Early Childhood Ireland
LocationIreland Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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