A number of childcare providers across Roscommon have received capital funding to create more places for under 3s, school age children and for fire safety improvements.
Strokestown Community Playschool and Afterschool has received €19,905 to provide new places for school age children.
Rooskey Community Company is to get €70,000 to provide new places for school age and 0-3 year olds.
Croghan Fairy Bush receives €4,904 for fire safety improvements.
the news has been welcomed by Deputy Denis Naughten who said: ” There was a large number of applications this year for the scheme from providers across the country and here in East Galway and Roscommon which clearly shows there is a real need in our communities for increased investment in the childcare sector”.
“My colleague, the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone is working hard on securing this funding for providers. While those providers who were not successful in this round of applications will be disappointed, the allocation of funding to the successful applicants is welcome. More childcare places will be of huge benefit to the communities, local schools and families that they serve”.
“Working with Minister Zappone I will continue to press for increased investment in childcare through the Budget 2020 process so providers can provide the highest quality of childcare for families throughout County Roscommon and East Galway”.