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Press Statement, 6/02/2016: Childcare plans by Sinn Féin in right direction, but ambitious action required

Start Strong has responded to announcements of new childcare proposals by Sinn Féin today. Read more

Press Statement, 28/01/2016: Health Committee report on Childcare recognises need for affordable, accessible and high quality early years sector

Start Strong has responded to the publication today of the Report on Affordable and Quality Childcare by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children. Read more

Press Statement, 26/01/2016: Paid paternity leave welcome – but only the start of what’s needed for our young children

Start Strong has welcomed today’s memo to Cabinet paving the way for the introduction of two weeks’ paid paternity leave. Read more

Press Statement, 22/01/2016: Childcare plans by Social Democrats in right direction, but ambitious action required

Start Strong has responded to announcements of new childcare proposals by the Social Democrats today. Read more

Press release, 20/01/2016: Early Years #GE16 Campaign calls for Candidates to make a Promise to Children

Start Strong makes call for all political parties to address crises of affordability, quality and accessibility in childcare and family leave policies. Read more

Press Statement, 4/01/2016: Renua Ireland’s childcare plan does nothing to address quality standards

Start Strong responds to the launch of Renua Ireland’s General Election Manifesto, stating that its proposed childcare policies do nothing to ensure our country’s young children get the best possible start in life. Read more

Press Statement, 3/12/2015: Latest ‘Growing Up in Ireland’ report highlights need for investment in quality care to see real impact on young children’s lives

Start Strong - a coalition group campaigning to improve government policy on early years in Ireland – has warned that significant investment must be made in providing high quality early years care and education in order to see the long-term benefits for our country’s young children. Read more

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