Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, this week chaired the fourth meeting of the Advisory Group on the planned reopening of Early Learning and Care (ELC) / School Age Childcare (SAC) services. The Group was established to implement the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, which sees creches, childminders and preschools opening in phase 3 (29 June). The Advisory Group includes representatives chosen by the sector, specifically the Association of Childhood Professionals, the National Community Forum, Early Childhood Ireland, the National Childhood Network, PLÉ and Seas Suas. The group also includes Tusla, Pobal, SIPTU and Childminding Ireland. Collectively members represent tens of thousands of providers and staff.