Early childcare providers are defending their decision on children returning from foreign holidays.
Some pre-schools are asking for a negative PCR test before permitting a child to return to the classroom.
Others, meanwhile, are asking parents not to send their children to creche within two weeks of returning from a holiday abroad.
According to public health guidelines, children travelling with vaccinated adults or people who've recently recovered from the virus do not need to self-isolate.
But Elaine Dunne, from the Federation of Early Childhood Providers, says workers need to protect themselves.
She says the industry has been "left to their own devices" for quite some time.
"It would be nice to see the Department and the Minister coming out in support of the whole sector," she said.
Early Childhood Providers are calling on the Government to support the guidelines they've introduced.