Written answers

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Child Care Services Provision

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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372. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 26 of 27 March 2014, and the introduction of changes impacting on community employment workers on placement, the difficulties that the changes would present to community child care facilities, and the commitment provided to considering how best to address the issue, if he will provide an update on the measures being taken to address the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5569/15]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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Some community child care services are very dependent on Community Employment participants to make up their numbers. This is not always in the interests of children in services or indeed of the CE participants themselves. However, in recognition of the difficulties that the new qualification requirements could create for some services, this issue is being considered in the context of finalising the revised Child Care Regulations and in consultation with Tusla.

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