Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (611)

Matt Carthy


611. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if a crèche (details supplied) will receive payment for its early childhood care and education scheme from the date of operation, that is, 31 August 2020, rather than the date the contract was activated, that is, 7 September 2020, in the interests of fairness and in recognition of the financial challenges the loss of income will present; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26468/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Pobal are the administrators of all childcare funding programmes on behalf of my Department.

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that ECCE funding will be applied from the date each child first attends the service rather than from the date the funding agreement was activated.

Pobal have responded directly to the service in this regard.