Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2562)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

2562. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding that her Department has provided in order to support Irish language-medium preschool care and education in tabular form.; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33667/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

A Naíonra is a playgroup run through Irish for children (aged 3-5 years), who attend daily for 2-3 hours, under the guidance and supervision of a Stiúrthóir (Leader). As of July 2019, Pobal confirmed that there are 243 Naíonraí services registered on the PIP system that have been contracted to provide at least one DCYA programme in 2018/19.

Please find below in tabular form the funding that my Department has provided to Irish language medium early learning and care services. These figures relate to the various funding streams provided in the years 2017 and 2018, and in particular in respect of the 2017/2018 programme year for the national childcare programmes. It is important to note that the term 'naíonra' is self reported on the PIP system. There may be other services in contract which do not define themselves as naíonraí but that are wholly or predominantly Irish speaking, and which are therefore not included in the below funding figures.

Programme Call

Total Amount Paid

AIM Level 5 Alterations 2017

8,502

AIM Level 5 Alterations 2018

13,839

AIM Level 7 2017-2018

612,071

Community Childcare Subvention 2017-2018

1,299,717

Community Childcare Subvention Plus 2017-2018

3,207,272

Early Childhood Care and Education 2017-2018

19,297,143

Early Years Capital 2018 Strand 1 Expansion/New Service

177,044

Early Years Capital 2018 Strand 2 Essential Building Maintenance

60,000

Early Years Capital 2018 Strand 3 Natural Outdoor Play

32,823

Early Years Capital 2017 Strand 1

276,701

Early Years Capital 2017 Strand 2

32,100

Early Years Capital 2017 Strand 3

72,821

School Aged Capital Strand 2 Essential Building Maintenance 2018

4,540

School Aged Capital 2017 Strand A

38,804

School Aged Capital 2017 Strand B

29,574

School Aged Capital 2017 Strand C

28,432

TEC After School Childcare (ASCC) 2017-2018

25,412

TEC Childcare Education & Training Support 2017-2018

241,315

TEC Community Employment Childcare (CECAS) 2017-2018

37,784

TEC Community Employment Childcare (CECPS) 2017-2018

81,808

Total

25,577,702