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Why a strategy on childcare in NI would be of great benefit

Marie Marin


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Alliance MLA Kate Nicholl back at work at Stormont with her three-week old baby daughter

Alliance MLA Kate Nicholl back at work at Stormont with her three-week old baby daughter

Marie Marin (second left) campaigning for better childcare provision at Stormont in 2003

Marie Marin (second left) campaigning for better childcare provision at Stormont in 2003

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Alliance MLA Kate Nicholl back at work at Stormont with her three-week old baby daughter

Two stories recently in the news resonated with me. They reinforced why the mission of Employers For Childcare — supporting parents to get into and stay in work — is as relevant today as it was 23 years ago when I founded the organisation.

The first was the picture of new mum Kate Nicholl standing with her three-week-old daughter on the steps of Stormont, and the revelation that, as an MLA, she is unable to benefit from maternity leave.


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