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September 21st, 2015 @ 12:16

Affordable, High-Quality Childcare Vital for Future Economic Growth

Chambers Ireland has today (21/09/15) published a report highlighting the business need for affordable, high-quality and accessible childcare services.

Commenting on the report, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland, said: “Access to affordable, high-quality childcare has long been a problem for both parents and employers in Ireland. Until we re-think our approach to childcare services our businesses will continue to lose talented employees, parents will be forced out of work, and Government will lose out on potential additional taxation revenue.”

“The time has now come to address these issues. Ireland is competing against the top performing countries in the OECD for investment and market access and our childcare sector must reflect the needs of working parents and the economy. We can no longer afford to ignore the need to invest in our children and provide them with the best start in life. Neither can we afford the extraordinary loss in skills and talent arising from the fact that 50% of women with two or more children do not re-enter the workforce.”

“Today, I am delighted to publish Chambers Ireland’s vision for how an investment in our children is also an investment in our economy, and I urge Government to act upon our recommendations by setting out a road map for future development in Budget 2016.”

Click here to read the report.

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