Early Childhood Ireland statement regarding publication of the report by the Inter-Departmental Working Group: "Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland"

Newly released Report of Inter-Departmental Working Group: Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland

Launch of the Footsteps for the Future report outlining the investment needed in the sector over the next 5 years in order to achieve the key policy objective of ensuring quality throughout the sector

Fill in our Expression of Interest form to receive an email notification as soon as new Level 5 and 6 programmes are scheduled for September in Dublin, Kildare, Cork and Meath.

On behalf of our members and in preparation for the upcoming budget asks and general election we have gathered our members’ views on the capitation grants and the issue of displacement.
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Every young child is thriving and learning in quality early childhood settings.


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We are a membership organisation who provide a broad range of training, mentoring, information and advocacy services to better shape the systems, policies and practices that impact on the lives of young children.

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Through our work we aim to be effective champions for quality in practice, putting children and their rights at the core of what we do and advocating strongly for them, their families and all early childhood professionals.

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