Start Strong welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Department of Education and Skills in relation to the development of a new National Skills Strategy to 2025. Start Strong is a coalition of organisations and individuals seeking to advance high quality early care and education for young children in Ireland. Our submission focuses on three broad issues: The potential contribution of early years services to the National Skills Strategy, as the first stage of the education system. The skill levels of early years educators. The barrier to labour market participation created by the high cost of childcare.
Thursday, November 24, 2016