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Providing families with choice and flexibility is key to childcare under Social Democrats budget proposals

Parents are given more choices when it comes to childcare under budget proposals put forward today by the Social Democrats, the party’s spokesperson on Children, Cllr Jennifer Whitmore, has said. The party’s Alternative Budget 2018 includes a new Early Years Payment as well as a new 13-week long paid parental leave entitlement. Speaking today as […]

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Childcare workers deserve decent pay and fair working conditions

Speaking in a Dáil debate on childcare workers today, Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD called for professional pay scales to end precarity for those who look after our children. Deputy Shortall said: “We have always known the first five years are the most important in a person’s life. It is the time when the […]

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