Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Childcare Services

Matt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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1130. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she has contacted the insurance industry to request that childcare providers be given refunds for the period during which they were not operational; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6036/20]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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Insurance for early learning and care providers is a commercial matter for service providers, which is outside my remit.  However, I understand that Allianz will give a rebate for insurance costs for the period of closure and Early Childhood Ireland who are the administrator of the group insurance scheme is working with Allianz to maximise the return.

The exact amount of this refund is yet to be determined but Allianz has agreed to provide a rebate.


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