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Creche Owners Protesting Next Week Will Be Docked Hundreds In State Funding

It's expected 1,300 childcare providers will shut to highlight the ongoing crisis.

Creche owners who are taking part in a protest next week are set to lose out on hundreds of euro in state funding.

The protest is being organised for next Wednesday by the Early Years Alliance to demand a 'sustainable solution to the childcare crisis'.

But the Department of Children has told childcare providers they'll be docked state funding for the day if they take part.

Regina Bushell - Managing Director of Grovelands Childcare in Athlone, Mullingar and Tullamore - feels this is further evidence of the pressure the Department of Children is putting on the sector:

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