Sligo childcare provider ‘delighted’ with provision for vulnerable in budget

One of the leading childcare providers in County Sligo says yesterday’s budget included both positives and negatives for the sector.

Claire Bardon Award Winning Childcare has two centres in Ballymote and one in Collooney.

Claire Bardon says she was particularly delighted with a provision for vulnerable children that will take effect from September 2022.

Despite much good news for childcare, she says the sector will continue to struggle to retain staff.

And she says providers are facing burnout.