The childcare system in Ireland is in crisis. Held together by subsidies to private companies, tax credits and grants, parents can barely afford crippling fees, and too many workers are poorly paid. From full time crèche care for infants, through to breakfast clubs and after school care for pre-teens, we don’t value the Early Years Sector the way we should. Our Equal Early Years campaign calls for Equality for Children, Affordability for Parents and Fairness for Professionals. Join Labour Women and the Labour Party in the fight for Equal Early Years!

We call for equitable access to and use of Early Years Services.

We call for Affordable Early Years Education and Childcare

We call for Early Years professionals to be treated fairly and paid a decent wage.

Click below to read our campaign manifesto!