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Garda Vetting Update – School Age Childcare Services

January 21, 2019

The Garda Vetting requirements for school age childcare services.

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National Early Childhood Research Conference 2019

January 16, 2019

The Research Conference is a vibrant and engaging event, and is open to all, including students, professionals, and current and prospective researchers.

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National Annual Awards 2019

January 16, 2019

Our National Awards celebrates the quality of early years educators’ work. These awards showcase the excellent work and learning that happens every day in ECI members services across the country.

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Annual Conference & AGM 2019

January 16, 2019

Providing Leadership to the First 5 is the theme for The Early Childhood Ireland National Conference. Over the weekend, we will explore First 5 and its implications for owners, staff, and children.

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Growing Up Outdoors

January 16, 2019

In this week's Scéalta blog, Dr. Suzanne Egan and Dr. Jennifer Pope discuss the importance of outdoor play for children.

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Support Point Update 15 January 2019

January 15, 2019

This week, we look at infection control, attendance records, and meningitis concerns. We also invite you to participate in a focus group for our new Early Years Employment Service.

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National Conference Weekend 2019

January 10, 2019

*Early Bird Tickets Available* The countdown is on to the Early Childhood Ireland National Conference Weekend. This year, our Conference will focus on the theme of Providing Leadership to the First 5.

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November 2018 Inspired Practice Award Winners

January 10, 2019

There were two award winners in November: Documenting Daring Deeds & Dastardly Dealings from Creative Kids & Co., and Recycled Rooms - Where are the Chickens? from Niall Mór Community Childcare.

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Learning Story Award Winner – November 2018

January 10, 2019

There was one Learning Story award winner in November: The Detective Learning Story from The ABC Club, Meath. The discovery of a Barbie head prompted the children to become first-class investigators.

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New Scéalta blog post

January 10, 2019

In this week's Scéalta blog, Milica Atanackovic looks at the importance of supporting healthy eating habits in children.

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