Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1670)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1670. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the fact that many county childcare committees have different interpretations of ECCE contractual requirements; and the steps she will take to address same. [35105/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) funding agreement requirements are clearly outlined in both the programme rules and the funding agreement itself.

My Department is not aware of any discrepancies among City/County Childcare Committees in relation to this matter. If the Deputy has specific examples, I would urge her to please contact officials from my Department through eyqueries@dcya.gov.ie so that this matter can be investigated as a matter of urgency.