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New – Wendy Lee Event

August 22, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland is delighted to welcome back Wendy Lee to Ireland for "An Appreciation of Meaningful Documentation" masterclass in partnership with TU Dublin - Aungier Street.

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Relationships Matter

August 22, 2019

In this week's Scéalta blog Anne Macken, manager of a community service, discusses the importance of developing relationships with families and communities.

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Budget 2020: Early Years and School-Age Childcare Agency

August 20, 2019

In the coming weeks, the Policy and Advocacy team will begin rolling out our Budget 2020 document. We will be asking government to prioritise the establishment of a dedicated statutory Early Years and School-Age Childcare Agency.

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EYES Update 20 August 2019

August 20, 2019

In this week's EYES update, we focus on Tusla re-registration.

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Garda Vetting Update 20 August 2019

August 20, 2019

This Garda vetting update highlights the new Identification Verification Form, and looks at roles not being accepted by the National Vetting Bureau.

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EYES Update 13 August 2019

August 13, 2019

This week's EYES update provides a guide to school age childcare registration and re-registration.

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Caring, Early Childhood Education and Care: New Studies

August 9, 2019

The Eurydice 2019 Report on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe was published in July. This report looks at the provision of and costs associated with ECEC in European countries. Separately, a joint ESRI-IHREC report found that one-third of Irish adults are engaged in the daily care of children.

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Parliamentary Questions Summary: July 2019

August 9, 2019

In July, a number of parliamentary questions (PQs) were submitted by Deputy Anne Rabbitte TD on behalf of Early Childhood Ireland. Each of these focused on an issue or issues affecting our members. Read a summary of PQs and responses here.

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ICT Grant Packages

August 8, 2019

We have worked closely with Microsoft and Wriggle to develop an exciting ICT package for our members. We are excited to bring you a professional, competitively priced package that offers a 30% saving!

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Without Trust, What is Left?

August 8, 2019

Following the recent debate about whether there should be mandatory CCTV in early learning and care services, Gillian Moore discusses the importance of having trust in the workplace.

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