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There is an EARLY BIRD conference rate available exclusively for members of Early Childhood Ireland who book before the 1st April. This means that there are only 4 days remaining to book your place at our "Play on the Brain" Conference and avail of this discount, so don't miss out!

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TechnoScrolling

In Early Childhood Ireland we are currently carrying out a small piece of research on children’s use of technology in their homes and in early childhood care and education settings. To this end we are inviting parents of pre-school children and staff in ECCE settings to fill in a survey on children’s technology use.

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ConferenceScrolling

We have a wonderful 2 day Conference in store for you this year in Croke Park on April 17th and 18th. We have our Research and Practice Seminar and Awards celebration on Friday the 17th with the main event, the Conference and AGM following on Sat 18th.

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SurveyScrolling

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our recent Training Survey. We have now scheduled a range of courses (Manual Handling, First Aid, Food Safety, Fire Safety Awareness) based on feedback from the Survey. Please click the link below for further information.
Further courses will be released soon…..

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TUSLAScrolling

As a result of Dr. Sinéad Hanafin’s report, Tusla has produced a revised inspection tool. The tool will focus on the regulations where early childhood education settings are struggling. To assist you with this process we have linked to all the policies and procedures that will be required in relation to each regulation for the revised inspection tool.

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News

Use of Technology Survey

We are inviting parents of pre-school children and staff in ECCE settings to fill in a survey on children’s technology use.

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Thank you to the 65,000 children wearing their PJs

Early Childhood Ireland uses platform of National Pyjama Day to highlight serious lack of Government investment to support children with additional needs at preschool

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Band Aid Approach to Afterschool Won’t Work

Statement from Teresa Heeney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland in response to leaked Government approach to after school and shifting the service into school buildings

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Events

Provincial Consultations on Dept of Education & Skills review

We are holding five provincial events throughout the week beginning the 23rd of March.

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Making the Best of the Technological Future for your Children

We are inviting parents, carers and relatives such as grandparents who look after children, aged 0-6 years, to take part in a survey on young children’s use of technology in their homes.

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Call for Proposals

We have extended the submission deadline for abstracts for our "Play on the Brain" conference to Friday 13th March. Submit yours online today ...

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