Educator of the Year award winner, Mag Coogan, writes about how, after describing the National Awards ceremony for the children in The ABC Club Playschool, they decided to hold a ceremony of their own

This week we look at GDPR, Programme of Activities and its Implementation in relation to Tusla Inspections and we ask how long you have to keep child records for?

Ensuring that you have policies and procedures in place for data protection is a key part of the journey to becoming fully compliant with GDPR. Early Childhood Ireland has developed a series of templa

Early Childhood Ireland will launch a range of GDPR supports for members. These will include training, policies and procedures, and advice to support you on your journey to complance with the new Gene

In this week's Scéalta Blog post, guest blogger Valerie Gaynor, recounts her inspirational visit to Pen Green in Birmingham.
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Early Childhood Ireland is the largest organisation in the early years sector. We represent 3,800 childcare members, who support over 100,000 children and their families through preschool, afterschool, and full day-care provision nationwide. Our work includes quality enhancement, publications, advocacy, training, business support & information for a sector that employs 25,000 people today.

Annual Conference!

Starts today!

Our Research and Practice Seminar, National Awards Night, Annual Conference & AGM take place this Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April.


Supporting Members

We are a membership organisation who provide a broad range of training, mentoring, information and advocacy services to better shape the systems, policies and practices that impact on the lives of young children.

Scéalta Blog

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Visit the ECI Scéalta Blog, where you will find a variety of posts consisting of short reflections and articles about children’s experiences in early childhood settings using emergent, play based curricula.

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