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Minister Acknowledges National Childcare Scheme Negatively Impacts Some Children.

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NCS allocates more supports to working parents, meaning children with unemployed parents are missing out.

The Minister for Children has acknowledged that the National Childcare Scheme is negatively impacting children from disadvantaged areas.

Childcare and after school service providers protested at Leinster House this morning to call for changes to the plan.


Unlike previous schemes, the NCS allocates more supports to working parents, meaning children with unemployed parents are missing out.

Mick Kenny manages two not-for-profit childcare services in Kilkenny

Anne Carroll, manages a community after school project in Dublin's North Inner City, she says the funding is very low under the new scheme

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