Free day care deal for babies starts in September

Free day care for children born after 1 September 2021 will begin in September in various State-subsidised crèches, and “should cover 100,000 children within two years”. An agreement between the government and organisations representing institutions working in the social and solidarity sector was confirmed today by the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security , and presented as “a decisive and priority measure for the country, both in the fight against child poverty, promoting integration and equal access to opportunities and breaking poverty cyclesm and in the promotion of a policy to support families, especially young people who need support and conditions to stay in Portugal, to become independent and start a family.”