€325,000 in Government funding has been allocated for childcare services in Galway. The funding is helping over two dozen childcare organisations in Galway to set up new services and expand existing ones.
Two significant allocations are being made to enhance and increase childcare provision in Galway. €187,866.50 is being allocated to 12 childcare organisations to help establish new school-age childcare services. Meanwhile, €137.579.75 is being allocated to 15 childcare organisations in the city and county to help fund the expansion of community-focused, school-age childcare services.
This substantial investment in childcare services in Galway is vital in helping parents access employment or further education. The funding is part of an ambitious programme being led by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone which is aiming to make childcare more affordable and accessible.
Later this month the Government will launch a further programme of investment to support families with childcare costs. The programme will include a universal financial support – up to €1,040 per year – for every child aged 6 months to 3 years and a second, targeted support for families on lower incomes to help with childcare costs for children between the ages of 3 and 15.
I strongly encourage all parents with children in childcare to visit www.affordablechildcare.ie to find out more about the new supports available for their family.
|Strand A Funding – New School Age Childcare Places|
|Newtown Kids Club Limited||Strand A||€10,000.00|
|Caltra Community Playgroup Limited||Strand A||€4,429.00|
|Cairde Early Learning Centre||Strand A||€19,952.00|
|Carrowbrown Afterschool’s Project||Strand A||€10,235.00|
|Coolarne National School||Strand A||€20,000.00|
|Little Hands Montessori and afterschool||Strand A||€20,000.00|
|Bond and Blossom Creche and Montessori||Strand A||€20,000.00|
|Esker After-School and Pre-School||Strand A||€15,247.00|
|Wiz Kidz After School Care||Strand A||€19,998.50|
|Beekool Breakfast and Afterschool Service||Strand A||€11,000.00|
|Carnaun Early Bird and After School Service||Strand A||€19,883.00|
|St. Therese Afterschool Service||Strand A||€17,122.00|
|Strand B Funding – Expansion of Existing School Age Childcare Services|
|Glasan Creche Limited||Strand B||€9,974.00|
|Dún Beag Creche||Strand B||€9,990.00|
|Fundamental Daycare||Strand B||€9,971.75|
|Little Wonders||Strand B||€10,000.00|
|Kidzone Montessori & Afterschool||Strand B||€9,969.00|
|Millbrook Creche||Strand B||€9,995.00|
|Little Hands Montessori||Strand B||€10,000.00|
|Amy’s Montessori||Strand B||€10,000.00|
|Mulberry Childcare Centre||Strand B||€9,000.00|
|Spraoi Early Learning Centre – Tuam||Strand B||€7,497.00|
|Tiny Tots Creche||Strand B||€6,178.00|
|Spraoi Early Learning Centre||Strand B||€10,000.00|
|Spraoi Early Learning Centre NUIG||Strand B||€10,000.00|
|The Orchard Creche||Strand B||€5,019.00|
|Bushypark After School Ltd||Strand B||€9,986.00|