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Your chance to win!

March 20, 2019

Enter our members-only competition now to win two tickets to our Annual Conference & AGM, a voucher for dinner for two at The Croke Park Hotel AND two passes to the Ericsson Skyline Tour!

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Member Competition: Win tickets to our Annual Conference 2019!

March 19, 2019

Enter your details to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to our Annual Conference & AGM, which will take place on Saturday 13 April at Croke Park Conference Centre.

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Support Point Update 19 March 2019

March 19, 2019

This week we recap the HR changes that occurred in the first quarter of 2019. We look at the demonstration of need for capital grants and how to risk manage outings. 

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National Pyjama Day 2019 – Register Now!

March 12, 2019

Click below to register for Early Childhood Ireland's National Pyjama Day 2019!

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Support Point Update 12 March 2019

March 12, 2019

In this week's update we look at workplace well-bring in relation to mental health. We also cover public procurement and conflicts of interest for capital grant submissions, and ways to prevent accidents in your setting. 

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National Childcare Scheme welcomed by ECI

March 11, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes the launch of the National Childcare Scheme this morning. However, the organisation says that further investment in the early years sector is urgently needed.

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Staffing crisis in female-led childcare sector threatens future of services

March 8, 2019

The detrimental impact of the early years staffing crisis is made clear in a new survey published by Early Childhood Ireland to coincide with International Women’s Day.

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Support Point Update 5 March 2019

March 5, 2019

In this week's Support Point Update, we look at the ban on zero-hour contracts, blind cord safety and Capital Grants: Strand C.

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Garda Vetting Update – Disclosures, Re-vetting, Police Vetting

March 5, 2019

In this Garda vetting update, we look at disclosures, re-vetting, and Police Vetting.

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Annual Conference 2019 – Masterclasses

March 4, 2019

There will be an inspiring selection of Masterclasses and Information Seminars at our Annual Conference 2019. The topics chosen are closely aligned to the four goals of the First 5 Strategy.

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