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Submission to the DCYA Inter Departmental Group

Start Strong Submission to the DCYA Inter Departmental Group on Future Investment in Early Years and School-Age Care and Education.

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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.

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Start Strong Conference, 'Childcare': Business or Profession?

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'.

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Press Release: 7th April 2015 - Proposal to extend parental leave welcome

Children must be at the heart of any parental leave policy reform, says Start Strong.

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Policy Brief: 'Childcare' - Business or Profession?

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.

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