Play On The Brain

We are inviting you to come, contribute and celebrate at our 2 day Conference in Croke Park on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April 2015.
This will be an opportunity to hear from the experts, children, educators, researchers and key note speakers as to why we need make a stand for play.

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We now have a range of new products, just in time for Christmas, including educational toys and storybooks, as well as all of the relevant resources and publications for the early childhood sector. Log on today to avail of great member discounts and free post and packaging for the month of December.

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You will be in with a chance of winning one of our 12 fantastic prizes everyday, if you happen to be the 12th member to renew your membership online that day.

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Renew Yr Mem

The price of membership in 2015 remains the same as in 2014 and we have introduced a higher discount of 25% for second and subsequent services.

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Innovation Award Winner

Just to remind any of you working on Innovation Award entries the closing date is 6th February. We are looking forward to seeing lots of innovative practice so enjoy your Christmas break then get cracking on your submissions early in the New Year.

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‘Give the gift of time this Christmas’

Early Childhood Ireland is warning families of young children about the dangers of too much screen time.
Moderation is key for TV, computer games, smartphone usage this Christmas and New Year More

FAQs on New Food Regulations

We received a number of queries from members relating to the new legislation that will be introduced on 13th Dec and so we have provided answers to the 3 most frequently asked questions.


Comment on Tusla Inspection Report

We acknowledge and welcome the fact that preschool inspections have now, for the first time, been analysed on such a strategic and national basis.



Conference 2015

Save the date for our annual conference, "Play on the Brain" which will be taking place in Croke Park on the 17th and 18th of April next year ...


National Pyjama Day 6th March 2015

Next year National Pyjama Day will take place on the 6th of March and Irish Autism Action has just been announced as the recipient charity. Find out how you can register your service to take part More

Briefing on National Early Years Standards Inspection

See the materials taken from a briefing on Registration and the proposed National Early Years Standards Inspection held on 9th April 2014.