The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today launched the Independent Review of the Cost of Providing Quality Early Learning and Childcare in Ireland.
The Review, undertaken by Crowe in association with Apteligen in 2018, is part of a wider commitment by the Minister to establish an evidence base for the development and support of high-quality, accessible and affordable early learning and childcare provision in Ireland.
The Independent Review set out to:
analyse the current costs of providing early learning and childcare and the factors that impact on these costs;
deliver a model of the unit costs of providing early learning and childcare that allows analysis of policy changes and variation in cost-drivers, and
provide a high-level market analysis of the sector in Ireland.
The process involved engagement with key stakeholders from the sector, and the administration of a survey to centre-based providers nationally.
The Independent Review provides a) an hourly unit cost for delivering childcare for all services, b) an hourly unit cost for delivering childcare across service types and location, c) key costs drivers, and d) an average breakdown of operating costs in childcare services.
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