Childcare plan for healthcare workers scrapped

 

The childcare plan for healthcare workers has been scrapped due to a lack of providers.

The scheme, which was due to be rolled out from Monday, would see childminders go into the homes of healthcare staff at a cost of 90 euro a week per family.

However, Minister Katherine Zappone announced last night it would be cancelled - with the government saying it will look into alternatives surrounding childcare.

Forsa's Bernard Harbour says the solution needs to come quickly: