The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has announced that €4m is being provided to improve childcare services.
The 2017 Early Years Capital Funding programme is being made available to childcare centers, crèches and other early year services under three strands:
· Strand 1: Additional childcare places
· Strand 2: Building improvements and maintenance
· Strand 3: Natural outdoor play areas
The Early Years Capital 2017 application process will open on Friday 24th March and will close at 3pm on Thursday 27th April. Applicants can apply through their online PIP Portal.
Full details of the minister’s announcement can be found here.