Ted Melhuish Advises the Irish Government on New Early Years Funding Model

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Category: News

Ted Melhuish with members of the Irish Government

Ted Melhuish, Professor of Human Development at the Department of Education has been appointed as International Early Years Policy Advisor to an Expert Group to oversee a new funding model for early years in Ireland.

Over the next two years the group will examine how effectively the current model of funding is delivering quality, affordable, sustainable and inclusive services for early learning and school-age childcare and will offer advice on how additional funding can help meet these objectives in the future. They will be joined by a research partner who will lead a programme of engagement with key stakeholders including children, parents and staff in the sector.

Independently chaired by Michael Scanlan, former Secretary General of the Department of Health and Children, the committee recently held their inaugural meeting where they were addressed by Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.