Irene Cafferky, Manager of Roscommon CCC says she is “delighted” with the announcement on Friday June 1st by the Minister for Childcare and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone that more than €6.87 million in capital funding has been allocated through the DCYA which will create over 2,000 new childcare places across the country.
Ten childcare providers in Roscommon received a total of €140,797, 2% of the overall funding. 86% of the funding allocated to services in our county went to community childcare providers and 14% went to private childcare providers.
Irene said: “This investment by the state and commitment to early years will greatly assist childcare providers in County Roscommon to expand on their service and provide additional childcare places.
“It will also allow existing services to improve their buildings and develop outdoor play areas”.
The Board, Manager and staff of Roscommon CCC would like to congratulate the following childcare services on their successful applications (see table).
Manager Irene Cafferky acknowledges that over the summer services will need to work on the drawdown of their allocation to ensure the deadline requirements are met and assure providers that our staff team will support them to meet deadlines if required.