Minister announces total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer
Friday 1st June 2018
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced a total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer. The €6.87m will contribute towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services nationwide.
€140,797.00 was allocated to early years services in County Roscommon
Irene Cafferky Manager of Roscommon CCC was ‘delighted with the announcement on Friday June 1st by the Minister for Childcare and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone that more than €6.87 million in capital funding has been allocated through the DCYA which will create over 2,000 new childcare places across the country.
Ten childcare providers in Roscommon received a total of €140,797, 2% of the overall funding. 86% of the funding allocated to services in our county went to community childcare providers and 14% went to private childcare providers.
This investment by the state and commitment to early years will greatly assist childcare providers in County Roscommon to expand on their service and provide additional childcare places. It will also allow existing services to improve their buildings and develop outdoor play areas.
The Board, Manager and staff of Roscommon CCC would like to congratulate the following childcare services on their successful applications. Manager Irene Cafferky acknowledges that over the summer services will need to work on the drawdown of their allocation to ensure the deadline requirements are met and assure providers that our staff team will support them to meet deadlines if required’.
|Frenchpark and District Childcare Ltd||€4,971.00|
|Greenfields Childcare & Montessori||€20,00.00|
|Greenfields Childcare & Montessori||€16,200.00|
|St. John’s Pre School||€5,000.00|
|Linda Madden’s Pre-school||€6,600.00|
|Jack & Jill Community Pre-school||€4,167.00|
|Willow Outdoor Pre-school||€6,839.00|
|First Steps Montessori||€5,800.00|
|Elphin Montessorri and Pre-school||€6,949.00|
If you have any queries regarding this information, please contact Roscommon County Childcare Committee on 094-96 22540 or see www.roscommonchildcare.ie
To view funding received by strand please click below: