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Invite to Community Platform Online Launch

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Invite to Community Platform Online Launch

The Community Platform invites you to the online launch of

Principles for delivering a high quality, inclusive and accessible Public Childcare Model

The Community Platform believes that the progressive delivery of a high quality, inclusive and accessible public childcare model is urgently needed. Lessons from the past, and reinforced by the Covid-19 pandemic, show the important role of the state in providing key public services and in ensuring universal access. A properly designed and delivered public childcare model can play an important role in addressing poverty and disadvantage. The Six Principles for a Public Childcare Model are:

1.  Child centred

2.  State responsibility

3.  Investment

4.  Quality, inclusion and accessibility

5.  Equality

6.  Decent working conditions

Following the presentation of the Platform’s Principles the launch will have speakers outlining their support for a public model of childcare from their perspective as parents, childcare providers and professionals. This includes:

•             Community childcare provider -  TBC

•             Mick Kenny, Association of Childcare Professionals

•             Vicky Wall, Waterford Women’s Centre Childcare

A panel of speakers, including representatives from the community sector, trade unions and political parties will respond to these proposals and perspectives. The panel includes:

•             Orla O’Connor - National Women’s Council

•             Dr Laura Bambrick - Irish Congress of Trade Unions

•             Ivana Bacik TD - Labour

•             Richard Boyd Barrett TD - People Before Profit

•             Kathleen Funchion TD – Sinn Féin

•             Jennifer Whitmore TD – Social Democrats

Anyone requiring Irish Sign Language contact communityplatform@eapn.ie


Starts: 11 November 2021 11:30
Ends: 11 November 2021 13:00
Location: The event is online by zoom: A link will be sent to those who register closer to date of the launch.