She wants the system to support both parents and providers.
A midlands TD is demanding urgent and balanced support for both childcare providers and parents.
Independent Carol Nolan says the cost of childcare is now equivalent to a mortgage for working families, while the industry itself is being treated disgracfully by insurance providers.
The Laois-Offaly deputy says it's driving creches out of business and posing a barrier to the careers and education of young parents.
She says the government needs to work towards a fair model that supports all providers and parents: