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Calls For Students and Practitioners From Europe To Alleviate Childcare Crisis

A midlands operator says creches are having to close due to staffing shortages.

Students and qualified childcare practitioners from around Europe could be used to alleviate a staffing shortage in Irish creches. 

That's according to a representative group for the sector, which says providers are being forced to close temporarily as a result of the problem.

Primary and secondary schools are using student teachers and unqualified supervisors to cover absences due to covid-19.

MD of Grovelands Childcare in Athlone, Tullamore and Mullingar, Regina Bushell says they could operate similarly:

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