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Laois/Offaly TD Calls For Fairer Model For Childcare In Ireland

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:

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