The Irish Independent is reporting that Childcare providers are to receive €1,500 one-off payment to deal with extra insurance costs

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone says the government will be sanctioning a one-off payment averaging €1,500 to registered childcare providers to deal with extra insurance costs.

Ms Zappone said the payments will be issued by December 28.

She said payments will range from €1,500 to up to €26,000 depending on the number of children being cared for in creches and childcare centres and whether they are part-time or full-time.

Read the full article here on the Irish Independent Website