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Early Years Sector

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 November 2020

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Ceisteanna (96)

Jennifer Whitmore

Ceist:

96. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the provisions in budget 2021 for the establishment of new pre-schools in response to current demand for pre-school places; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34067/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

My Department operates an annual capital funding programme for which €8.3 million has been allocated for 2021 for Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Aged Childcare (SAC) services.

The purposes for which this funding can be used are determined on an annual basis by my Department.

I will announce details of the 2021 capital programme in the coming months.

My Department funds a national network of County Childcare Committees (CCCs) who provide support and advice to parents and childcare providers with all aspects of my Department's funding programmes.

The contact details for all CCCs can be found on www.myccc.ie

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