Start Strong is calling on the government to prioritise young children in Budget 2015. “Now is the time for the Government to plan for a secure, long-term recovery. To achieve this, investment in early care and education must be a priority” says Ciairín de Buis, Director of Start Strong. Ms de Buis was speaking at the launch of its Pre-Budget Submission.
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Press Release, Sep 4th: Start Strong welcomes review of programmes for those qualifying in early years care and education
Welcoming the review, Ciairín de Buis, Director of Start Strong, highlighted the importance of children’s early years: “Early Years are a crucial time in a child’s life. They can shape a child’s future and lay the foundation for future education and opportunities. But the quality of a child’s early education very much depends on the adults working with young children.”
Press Release Aug 14th: Inspection reports show quality standards in some crèches still not being met
A year on from the Prime Time investigation A Breach of Trust, inspection reports show that quality standards are still not being met in some crèches.