Early Childhood Ireland has the strengths, resources, expertise and experience to provide the best possible service to members, as well as the cost of membership at the most competitive rates.
Membership Fees for 2013
A full breakdown of the costs associated with each membership category is as follows:
|Membership Category||Annual Fee|
|Full Day Care||
(Discount of €15 for 2nd and subsequent services)
(Running either: Sessional or Part Time Daycare or Sessional with Linked School Age or Part Time Daycare with Linked School Age or Standalone After-School Service)
(Discount of €7 for 2nd and subsequent services)
|Parent and Toddler Group||€67|
Family Day Care
(Running either: a service in the providers own home for up to 5 pre-school children (notified to HSE) or up to 3 children (voluntarily notified to CCC)
A once off joining fee of €31.50 is payable by first time applicants only.
(Please note that this does not apply to Student Members)
Terms and Conditions of Membership
Early Childhood Ireland has two membership date options:
Annual membership of Early Childhood Ireland extends from January 1st – December 31st.
Autumn term membership extends from 27th August – 31st December.
Regardless of when an individual renews or purchases membership of Early Childhood Ireland, renewal date is always 1st January.
Membership which has not been renewed by 28th February, will lapse, all renewals after this date will incur a once off administration fee.
Membership is paid per service, for service membership.
Individual membership is a membership type, where the individual does not have an ECCE service.
Early Childhood Ireland group insurance scheme is only available to service members.
Each service must have individual membership to avail of the insurance scheme.
ECCE providers who have more than one service must take out membership for all services, Early Childhood Ireland will only accept membership from service providers, who have multiple ECCE services if all of their ECCE services are members of Early Childhood Ireland.
ECCE providers of multiple services receive a discount on second and subsequent services.
To have a look at both the specific and overall benefits associated with each type of Early Childhood Ireland membership please visit the Categories of Membership page.