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Carlow & Kilkenny parents are paying (on average) €670-715 a month on childcare

Serious investment is needed in childcare in this country.

So says local Sinn Fein Deputy Kathleen Funchion in response to a new survey which shows a significant hike in costs over the past 5 years.

The average price per month being paid by parents in Kilkenny to have their child minded in a creche full time is now €715 and its nearly €670 in Carlow.

Deputy Funchion says it needs to be seen as an important public service.