NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED

The government has announced plans to develop a dedicated child health workforce as part of a new 10 year strategy.

‘First five’ aims to improve the lives of babies and children under 5 with a number of new initiatives.

Parents will also get an extra 7 weeks paid leave in the first year of their child’s life – with improvements in Early Childhood Care also on the agenda.

Childrens Minister Catherine Zappone announced the measures

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