Click below to read the latest edition of Early Times Weekly. This week we have information on Inspired Practice Award winners, Erasmus+/Leargas study trip survey, QRF briefings 2018 and more...

We had two Inspired Practice winners for September with both relating to transitions.

This week is Bereaved Children's Awareness Week. In our Scéalta blog, Phil Lynch looks at how a bereavement can affect a child and ways to support them following their loss.

In this week's Support Point update, we focus on the appeals process, notifiable incidents, and ask how long an ECCE deposit can be retained. Member login is required to view this page.

We are running an introductory offer on our new Christmas book, How many sleeps til Christmas, from Wednesday 7 November to Tuesday 20 November 2018. Order from our shop now.
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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.

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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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