€70K in government funding was announced today to improve childcare services in Limerick. 15 projects in Limerick will benefit, including:-
- ACM Kidz, Castleconnell €4,311.04
- Castle Creche, Castleconnell €5,000
- Wilmots Childcare, Annacotty €5,000
- Southill Childrens Nursery €4,997
- Northside FRC €5,000
- Adapt Domestic Abuse Services €4,567
- Our Lady of Lourdes Childworld Creche €4,799.99
- Caherconlish Afterschool €2,403
- Cappamore Afterschool €4,979
- Herbertstown Community Childcare €5,000
- Monagea Afterschool €4,695
- Ballyhahill Pre-School €5,000
- Cappagh Community Creche €5,000
- Happy Faces €4,888.20
- Kilmeedy After-School €4,665.11
This is part of a nationwide allocation of €1.2 million from the School Age Childcare Capital Scheme announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone.
I strongly encourage all parents to visit – affordablechildcare.ie – to see the supports available to their family here in Limerick.
Fine Gael is also delivering on its election commitment to help ease the financial cost of childcare for hard-pressed working families. New childcare supports coming on stream this September will benefit up to 70,000 children.
A new universal childcare subsidy, of up to €1,040 per year, is available for children aged from 6 months up to starting their free pre-school year (ECCE Scheme) at 36 months.
In addition to this universal payment, there will also be further childcare supports for families who need them most. Families on lower incomes, who qualify by way of a means test, will be eligible for supports worth up to €7,500 per year for children aged 6 months to 15 years of age