Around a thousand creches to open this morning

 

Around a thousand creches will be back open later this morning as the reopening of the childcare sector begins.

The 100-thousand children enrolled in the free preschool scheme are eligible to go back under the first phase of the plan.

But it's not clear whether all will, with only around a quarter of early years businesses expected to reopen.

Theresa Heeney, Chief Executive of Early Childhood Ireland, says parents must keep moving after dropping children off this morning.