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Many Galway childcare workers join dole queues

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 10:24am

Story by Mark Walsh
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Many Galway childcare workers join dole queues

ONE of the childcare workers affected is Deborah Reynolds from Corofin.

Many Galway childcare workers join dole queues

ONE of the childcare workers affected is Deborah Reynolds from Corofin.

MANY childcare workers in the county have been forced to join dole queues in their local towns for the remainder of the summer as up to 70 childcare service providers in Co Galway have closed their doors.

With all primary schools in the county finished since the end of June, some parents have taken their children out of crèches and day care centres due to the high cost of full-day care and other factors.
This has resulted in many childcare facilities closing for the summer and being forced to let staff go until September.
There are 348 childcare service providers in Galway, 243 of which are privately owned and 105 community owned. With one in five them now closed, it leaves a lot of people having to rely on a social welfare payment to get them by for the next two months.

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