Minister threatens to introduce price caps to creches that unfairly increase fees

The Children’s Minister has threatened to introduce price caps on creches that are unfairly increasing fees.

Katherine Zappone has also argued that her negotiating power in the budget will be weakened by childcare providers hiking prices.

But Early Childhood Ireland have warned fees will increase until they’re 100 percent government funded, due to demands placed on the sector.

Minister Katherine Zappone says charges need to be reasonable and affordable.