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€4m capital funding announcement 20th March 17

Building a new childcare system, €4m capital funding confirmed
Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, 
Dr Katherine Zappone

Monday 20th March, 2017

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has announced that €4m is being provided to improve childcare services.

Minister Zappone says the funding will help put the infrastructure in place to support ambitious plans to turn Ireland’s childcare system from one of the most expensive in the world to the best.

The 2017 Early Years Capital Funding programme is to be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other early year services under three strands:


·    Strand 1: Additional childcare places (€3 million)
·    Strand 2: Building improvements and maintenance (€500,000)
·    Strand 3: Natural outdoor play areas (€500,000)

Please note this funding is in addition to €3m DCYA announced earlier this month to improve childcare services for children of school-going age.

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