22nd July 2015, RTE Six One News: Interview with Ciairín de Buis on Start Strong's response to the Interdepartmental Working Group Report: Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland
Start Strong Director Ciairín de Buis appeared on the RTE Six One News to talk about our reaction to the newly published report of the Interdepartmental Working Group: Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland.
In the interview she welcomes the findings of the report, which include advancements in parental leave, extending the Free Pre-School Year and reforming and extending the existing schemes so that childcare becomes more affordable.
However, she also expresses concern over the lack of a timeframe for implementation of these proposals, as well as a lack of assessment on issues of paternity leave and low pay for those working in the sector.
You can watch the full interview here.