Department Of Children Have "Poor" Relationship With Sector's Workers Says Westmeath Childcare Manager

The industry is struggling to find adequate numbers of qualified staff.

A Westmeath childcare worker is accusing the Department of Children of having a poor working relationship with the sector.

The industry is dealing with a number of challenges, including finding qualified staff, and the fee freeze for services wanting to take up core funding.

Managing Director of Grovelands Childcare in Mullingar, Regina Bushell, says there are more demands and even more stress coming into the sector:

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