Donegal report on childcare costs to be presented to Oireachtas Committe on Health and Children

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A new report commissioned by the Donegal County Childcare Committee is highlighting how the cost of childcare can stop parents returning to work.
The report, which will be presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children later today, shows 26% of parents are prevented from returning to work as a result of expensive childcare.
The report proposes a tax incentive to assist low-income parents in employment in funding the cost of childcare and a direct payment to families related to the cost of childcare through the Family Income Supplement Scheme.
Avril McMonagle, Manager of the Donegal County Childcare Committee says this would also help regulate those who provide childcare:


 

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