Minister Zappone has issued a letter regarding the establishment of an Advisory Group to support the early planning for phased reopening of early learning and care and school-age facilities in line with the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.
Six sectoral representatives were nominated by the Professionalisation Sub Group of the Early Years Forum. These include representatives from Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP), National Childhood Network (NCN), National Forum for Community Childcare Services, Seas Suas, Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) and Plé.
SIPTU is also a member of the group in accordance with the requirement of the Return to Work Safely Protocol issued by Government on 9th May to consult with Trade Unions. Childminders are represented by Childminding Ireland.
See below letter from Minister Zappone on the establishment of the Advisory Group along with the Terms of Reference for the Advisory Group issued to ELC & SAC providers on 15 May 2020.