KERRY North/West Limerick Labour Deputy Arthur Spring is encouraging parents in Kerry to give their views on how best to reform the childcare system, all as part of the new Labour Party campaign.
Deputy Spring is asking people to partake in a short online questionnaire and submit their thoughts on a range of childcare issues, from cost to quality of care.
The Kerry politician is one of four Labour TDs that were recently selected by Tánaiste Joan Burton to sit on the party’s new ‘Working Group on Childcare’ which has been tasked with looking into the issue.
Feedback from this survey will go on to shape the party’s 2016 General Election manifesto.
“Childcare is a huge issue for parents in Kerry and one which comes up regularly on the doors when out canvassing. It is evident that the current childcare situation in Ireland is not working to facilitate parents, particularly mothers to combine work and family life, and we in Labour are working hard to reform it,” said Deputy Spring.
“As part of this new campaign, I would like parents from Kerry who have young children and use childcare resources regularly to fill out our short questionnaire. I will be paying close attention to the views that come back to us as part of my work with the new working group,” he said.
“We want to hear from parents about their childcare arrangements, what works and what doesn’t, and more importantly, how things could be made easier for them. It’s clear that we have to do more when it comes to supporting families raise their children,” he continued.
“In view of this, I’d strongly urge parents in Kerry to participate in our simple questionnaire and play their part in helping to ensure that our children are provided with the best quality childcare.”
If you would like to let your views be known and take part in this survey, you can do so by clicking HERE.