Pre-Budget Submissions

Our Vision

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.


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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”  pdficon_small




2013Pre-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 pdficon_small




2012Pre-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 pdficon_small

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