Parents, childcare providers and others with an interest in childcare are being urged to submit evidence to inform the first stage of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare.
DCYA have announced the first part of the Independent Review of the cost of providing quality childcare: a call for evidence, which will inform subsequent stages of the Independent Review.
Following this initial piece of evidence gathering, Crowe Horwath will engage with childcare providers in the form of a survey, interviews, focus groups, and consultation with sector representative bodies and other stakeholders.
If you would like to submit material at this stage to Crowe Horwath, the accountancy and business advisory firm undertaking the review, they can be emailed directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crowe Horwath are particularly interested to receive information on the following:
- Existing studies and research about the cost of childcare in Ireland;
- Evidence from childcare providers about the factors that make up the cost of providing childcare, and how much of the total cost they represent;
- Evidence on the additional cost of providing childcare of high quality;
- Evidence from other jurisdictions in respect of establishing, reviewing, or modelling the costs of childcare provision.
The call for evidence closes on 20th November 2017.
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