Hand Holding Paper House Made of Euro Notes

We are calling for an equitable valuation system for the Early Childhood Care and Education sector and we are calling on our members to help us.

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Halloween Scrolling

In preschool, Halloween means fun, treats, dressing up and pretend play. This festival has become popular and it is a fantastic time of the year to tune in to children’s interests. You can keep it exciting and slightly eerie but friendly and fun.

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Tot Watch Scrolling Bar

We are now in peak season for Meningitis and under fives are the most at risk age group. Click for valuable resources from the Meningitis Research Foundation.

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The Local Authority Play and Recreation Network and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs are hosting a seminar on Natural Play in Croke Park on Friday 24th October 2014.

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Need for increased capitation, inclusion of continuous professional development in the scheme and Special Needs Assistants identified

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Halloween treats shouldn’t cost a fortune

With the Halloween midterm break nearly upon us, we have the following tips for value for money, family fun and games.


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.


Response to Budget 2015

“To say we are disappointed with today’s Budget is an understatement. We were looking for an indication of commitment to this sector via real investment, but we got none.



Outdoor Play and Learning Training, Mayo

Early Childhood Ireland are pleased to announce Outdoor Play and Learning Training in the beautiful grounds of Brigits Garden, Roscahill, Galway and the wonderful inspiring outdoor play setting of More

Marte Meo – Supporting Development

We know that adult-child interactions are the most important ingredient of quality early childhood education – but what do good interactions look like in practice? How do we learn to interact wi 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.