Local TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has welcomed a decision by the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs to provide funding of €9,500 for two pre-schools in Dublin West and Swords.
A grant of €5,492 has been awarded to Happy Puddleducks Childcare in Swords, and a further grant of €4,000 has been approved for the Home-Start Crèche in Clonsilla. A total of 290 childcare facilities around Ireland have received funding under this scheme.
This is capital funding, which means it can be spent on upgrading existing facilities.
Minister Varadkar said: ‘This funding is another example of how the limited resources available in these difficult times can be put to good use, in a way that brings benefits to our families’.