Does the state regulate whether a creche should stay open or not in this scenario ?
"The creches and montessori schools will also make their own decision on whether to reopen.
But childcare facilities that decide to remain closed on Tuesday as a result of the storm will still be entitled to claim State funding for the day.
Crèche owners have been urged to take no chances as “safety must be the top consideration”.
Most crèches are privately owned but receive State funding for their services through a variety of schemes. "
I think that final paragraph about most been privately owned is very telling here .