Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Insurance Cover for Crèches: Discussion

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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I agree with the Senator that the challenge and job here is to attract additional insurance companies to provide cover in the childcare sector. That is largely the job of officials, the Minister for Finance and the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Deputy D'Arcy. In general, they have been looking at this issue. I described the kinds of data that we are trying to pull together to help support that search. That is what needs to be done. That is particularly appropriate in the context of the work in the Department of Finance.

As the Senator probably knows, 80% of the services are already members of Early Childhood Ireland.