Early years services need to be seen as providing a public service, not as private businesses, according to the latest Policy Brief from Start Strong, 'Childcare' - Business or Profession?
On 3 December 2014, Start Strong held a conference called 'Childcare' - Business or Profession? The conference, which also saw the launch of a major report, asked how we can ensure high quality in Ireland's early years services. The conclusion was clear: we need to see 'childcare' as a public service, not as a business or a 'market'.
This Policy Brief is a four page summary of the full report 'Childcare' - Business or Profession? which was launched on the day