Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (257)

Michael Lowry

Ceist:

257. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of early years specialists in the better start service in the north and south County Tipperary catchment areas, respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4620/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

There are 7 Early Years Specialists, based in Better Start, assigned to services in north and south County Tipperary. Specialists work across a range of counties in response to service requests.

Under the Access and Inclusion Model, the Better Start Early Years Specialists provide expert advice, mentoring and support to providers and practitioners in early learning and care for children with disabilities.