Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
The government has committed to pay childcare centres for all the hours booked by parents for the month of March.
The move was welcomed by the Malta Chamber of SMEs and the Childcare Centre Providers Association.
Childcare centres were closed on 13 March along with all other educational institutions in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Parents book childcare hours a month in advance under the free childcare scheme and the government pays the centres according to the booked hours.
All private childcare centres have been directed to pay full salaries to their employees.
New mothers to get €300
New mothers whether they gave birth or have adopted will get their €300 cheque over the coming days.
In a statement on Friday, Family Minister Michael Falzon said that the first tranche of 345 cheques were posted on Saturday. Cheques will be sent out every week to families which welcomed a new addition the previous week.
The child bonus payments for every newborn or adopted child was part of the government’s budget for 2020.
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