Waterford FF TD Mary Butler has called for more funding to allow a pre-school for children with complex needs in Dungarvan open all year round.
Sesame Pre-School in the West Waterford town looks after 42 kids with complex needs.
It’s closing on Friday 7th July until 4th September as they are not funded for a full year.
The six staff members, including a nurse, now have to sign on for the summer.
Speaking on a Motion on Working Conditions and Pay in the Early Years Education and Care Sector, the Fianna Fail Deputy said the facility provided much needed respite for families and called for additional funding for increased services.