“Indeed many families across the country were hoping for a substantial improvement in last week’s budget to the €20 weekly universal childcare payment which is currently available for children between the ages of 24 weeks and 36 months, or the subsequent Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme programme.
So the latest advances in the affordable childcare scheme, announced in last week’s budget, will come as a welcome relief to many, even if they may not yet make a huge difference to many families.
The changes however, which kick in from next year, mean that 7,500 children will qualify for the scheme for the first time, while a further 40,000 will get improved subsidies, and even families earning as much as €100,000 before tax will benefit from an increased subsidy.”
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16 October 2018