Minister Zappone has released a statement on the development of the National Childcare Scheme.
· A Parent Support Centre for the National Childcare Scheme opened last week. It is available to assist parents or guardians with any queries regarding the new National Childcare Scheme. It is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm and parents can contact the centre by calling (01) 906 8530.
· Over 2,100 providers have signed up to participate in the Scheme.
· A dedicated website, launched in March, has received over 150,000 hits and over 50,000 parent information booklets have been distributed nationwide.
The Minister’s statement can be read in full at this link.