Minister O’Gorman “Over 90% of ELC/SAC’s introduce fee freeze for parents”

DCEDIY – Press Release

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has today
welcomed that so far, 92% of Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC)
providers have agreed to operate a freeze on parental fees by coming into contract for the
Transition Fund.
Effective between 2 May and 31 August 2022, the Transition Fund will be paid to all participating
providers to ensure no increase on parental fees from the September 2021 rates.
The Fund is designed to support the stability and sustainability of services in the interim period
between the end of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme and ahead of the introduction of the
new Core Funding Scheme in September 2022.
This stability of fees ensures the full affordability benefits of the National Childcare Scheme
(NCS), and the universal Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Pre-school Programme are
felt by parents.

You can read the full press release issued by Minister O’Gorman here.

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