Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1694)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

1694. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of increasing the number of programme weeks in the early childhood care and education programmes by two weeks; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36130/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The following table outlines the projected full year cost in 2019 of increasing the Early Childhood Care and Education programme by 2 weeks over and above current levels.

Increase

Standard Capitation Rate

Higher Capitation Rate

Full Year Cost

Increase

0 weeks

€69.00

€80.25

€298.1m

n/a

2 weeks

€69.00

€80.25

€313.8m

€15.7m