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22/10/2021

Hundreds of children have no childcare today in Athy while staff are in limbo

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Hundreds of children and almost 40 staff are left in limbo with the shock closure of three creches in Athy yesterday evening. Staff at Footsteps Community Childcare attended an emergency meeting at their homework club in Caragh Road last night. Speaking to Kildare Now, Labour Cllr Mark Wall revealed that staff  at Dun Brinn, Coneybro and Church Road, were only told yesterday afternoon that their jobs would be lost, later that evening. The Cllr disclosed that staff are now worried about whether they will get redundancy entitlements. Parents had no idea that their children would have no creche or afterschool facilities today.    

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