Our pre-budget proposals are in line with our vision for a society where every child gets a loving, secure and stimulating start in life and for a sector where children are able to have positive and empowering experiences in preschool, impacting on their later learning and well-being.
Getting the Best Start – Pre-Budget Submission 2014
Early Childhood Ireland’s prebudget submission entitled “Getting the Best Start” challenges Government to move beyond the rhetoric and to make additional investment of €351 million in the early childhood education sector in 2015 via increased capitation, training and support for children with special needs.
For further information please download Early Childhood Ireland’s Pre-Budget Submission “Getting the Best Start”
Pre-Budget Briefing Document 2013
This Pre-Budget Briefing Document 2013 is made in the context of a challenging environment for the 4,600 early childhood care and education services in Ireland, employing 25,300 staff and catering for 101,565 children and their families every day. 73% of services in the country are affiliated to Early Childhood Ireland.
For further information please download Early Childhood Ireland’s Pre-Budget Briefing Document 2013
Pre-Budget Submission 2012
Early Childhood Ireland believes that to build on the investment to date and to work towards a world class early childhood sector, Budget 2012 must take six vital steps.
To read more about Early Childhood Ireland’s vision and these six steps please download our full Pre-Budget Submission 2012