Press release April 24th: Tax credits are not the solution to our ‘childcare’ crisis, says Start Strong
Responding to Fianna Fail’s proposals to address the current ‘childcare crisis’ Ciairín de Buis, Director of Start Strong, says tax credits are not the best solution.
The recent Start Strong conference, 'Childcare': Business or Profession? asked how we can ensure high quality in Ireland's early years services. The conclusion was clear: we need to see 'childcare' as a public service, not as a business or a 'market'.
Our latest Policy Brief, 'Childcare' - Business or Profession? states we need a new model of 'childcare' in Ireland. We need to stop viewing early care and education as a business suited to a 'market', and recognise that it is a profession delivering a public service.