Launch of Principles for delivering a Public Childcare Model
Thursday 15th July @ 10:30
The Community Platform believes that the progressive delivery of a high quality, inclusive and accessible public childcare model is urgently needed. Lessons from the past, and reinforced by the Covid-19 pandemic, show the important role of the state in providing key public services and in ensuring universal access. A properly designed and delivered public childcare model can play an important role in addressing poverty and disadvantage.
The Six Principles for a Public Childcare Model are:
- Child centred
- State responsibility
- Quality, inclusion and accessibility
- Decent working conditions
The launch will have a range of speakers from different perspectives outlining their support for a public model of childcare including:
- Vicky Wall, Waterford Women’s Centre Childcare
- Anne Genockey, An Cosán, Tallaght
- Mick Kenny, Association of Childcare Professionals
- Sandra McCullagh, National Women’s Council
- Robert Sweeney, TASC
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The Community Platform is an alliance of 32 national networks and organisations in the community and voluntary sector working to address poverty, social exclusion and inequality.