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Our vision for this award is to illustrate the realities of partnership with families amongst the settings that excel in this rewarding yet often challenging world of partnership.

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This year there is a new category the Inspired Practice School Age Childcare Award. This award recognises specifically centre-based school age childcare.

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This week's Big Picture looks at the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020 – 2025 which laid out the Government’s ambition to “Reduce consistent poverty to 2% or less and to make Ireland one of the

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This week we outline Garda Vetting processing times, Re-vetting, GNVB numbers and vetting for Board Members.

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Big changes are coming to the Workplace Relations Commission, our EYES update has more information. Further information available on the important Accident and Incident process, and an update on COVID
About Us

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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