Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (223)

Anne Rabbitte


223. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the situation whereby only nine crèches in Dublin 4 offer sessional Early Childhood Care and Education, ECCE, places will be addressed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18149/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

In the absence of clarification, which was requested from the Deputy's Office, I understand that the Deputy's question states that there are only 9 services in the Dublin 4 area which offer sessional ECCE places.  I would however like to clarify that, in the 2017/2018 programme year, 27 services in the Dublin 4 area are providing ECCE, 9 of which are sessional only.  It should also be noted that the majority of these settings also offer additional childcare services.