Sector update: Where next for early years? Funding, affordability and the Budget

Sue Cowley, teacher, author, trainer & chair of pre-school committee
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

The cost of childcare is still a key concern for working parents and setting closures are on an upwards trajectory, as questions about the affordability and sustainability of the sector have featured widely in the press. Following the announcement of an extension to funding entitlements in the recent Budget, the sector looks set for a bumpy ride. Sue Cowley explores the latest picture.

Picture: Adobe Stock
Picture: Adobe Stock

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