Cork creche owner says he can offer a service for frontline and essential workers and vulnerable children but only in the short term 

John Bowman of Bel Childcare says it will be extremely difficult to keep their service open in the long term for so few children 

A Cork creche owner says he can offer a service for frontline and essential workers and vulnerable children but only in the short term 

John Bowman of Bel Childcare says they will be reopening their doors on Monday but will have approximately 50% occupancy and will be operating at a loss.
 
He says it's critical to provide childcare services to nurses, doctors and other frontline and essential workers and he's happy to do it however the Government will need to step in and provide financial supports to them 

Speaking to RedFM News John Bowman says it will be extremely difficult to keep their service open for so few children without financial supports 

"We are looking at very much reduced capacity and we are also looking at trying to be fair to our staff and to keep everybody working, to keep everybody on a viable wage. And so, you know that the supports that are there will allow us to to do this in the very very short term, but as I said we are subsidising it and that can't go on week on week, month on month because nobody truly knows where this is going to end"

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