320 million euro has been taken out of early childhood care and education in recent years.
That’s according to the Association of Childhood Professionals who’s holding it’s annual conference in Cork today.
The group says the current system is failing children – it’s set out changes required to ensure a high quality service.
Mick Kenny is Chairperson of the Kilkenny Branch and he says that the work of childcare professionals needs to be more appreciated more than it is currently.
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