It's going to make a real difference to our lives. Jacob and Ella love their creche and I can go back to education when the time comes.

Samantha in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

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Fine Gael is making childcare more affordable for parents

Up to €1,040 per year will be available for every child, aged between 6 months and 3-years, in registered childcare. There is no means test, so that means every child qualifies. There will also be a range of targeted supports available for families who need it most with children up to the age of 15. Families just like Samantha and her two kids Jacob and Ella. Watch their story below:

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Here’s what we’ve done so far

Free GP Care for under 6s


2nd Free Pre-School Year


2 weeks' paid Paternity leave

Homecarer's Tax Credit of €1,100

Up to 10,000 Medical Cards for children on Domiciliary Care Allowance


47,000 extra Breakfast Club Places


25% increase in the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance