Confusion surrounding Childcare payments

A local Childcare providers have claimed that those involved in the industry have been ignored again by the state when it comes to promised funding.


Despite re-opening earlier this week many child care providers are still unsure when funding allocations will be provided by the government for the children that are in their care


It’s believed the volume of demand on ‘PIP’ and ‘ Hive’ systems which are operated by the government has led to delay in relation to payments


Claire Bardon from Learn Early Montessori academy and Creche in Ballymote, says they have been left in limbo due to the fact that promised funding for 57 children that returned  on Monday has not materialised.