Community Platform: Launch of Principles for delivering a Public Childcare Model – 15th July 2021

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Launch of Principles for delivering a Public Childcare Model

Thursday 15th July @ 10:30

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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:

  1. Child centred
  2. State responsibility
  3. Investment
  4. Quality, inclusion and accessibility
  5. Equality
  6. 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


Anyone requiring Irish Sign Language contact communityplatform@eapn.ie


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.

Website: www.communityplatform.ie 

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