Calls for year long maternity leave

Year long maternity leave and full payment of parental leave are being called for by the National Children’s Nurseries Association ahead of the 2005 budget. As part of the NCNA’s pre budget submission they propose, parental expenditure on child care should receive tax credits and that childcare fees be charged on a sliding scale depending on what parents can afford. Maire Corbett is Kerry`s representative of the National Council Nurseries Association.