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Please support our video campaign called ‘Real Voices from the Early Childhood Sector’. The campaign identifies the key issues early childhood educators face day in day out and calls for more recognition and reward in line with primary teachers.

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Scrolling Innovation

We hope you are busy working away on your Innovation entries. Good news - the deadline for entries has been extended until Feb 20th! We are looking forward to receiving your entries!

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ReggioScrolling

An international Study Group will be taking place from the 12th - 17th April 2015 in the International Center Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia Italy. This is a wonderful opportunity for early childhood educators so read more to find out how to apply for a place in the group ...

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Leader in Practice

Whether or not you make resolutions, the beginning of a new year does provide an opportunity to stop, reflect and review how and what we do every-day in our setting.
It is a chance to be brave and radical, bring people along with you and offer leadership in what you know is good for children’s learning ...

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Better Business Habits

Ours is an invaluable but under-valued sector, which is both enabled and constrained by the current system of government funding. Economic forecasts all point towards improved employment and growth in 2015, but the sector remains struggling due to inadequate investment. So, what, if anything, can we do in 2015 to help our businesses to remain viable and sustainable while delivering quality?

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News

Response to media reports of new ‘affordability of childcare’ scheme

Irish families are paying more than any of their European counterparts on early childhood education services and this must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

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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.

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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.

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Events

Reggio Emelia Study Visit

Apply for your place on an international Study Group from the 12th - 17th April 2015 in the International Center Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia Italy.

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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 ...

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National Pyjama Day 6th March 2015

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 ...

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