We are now into the second week of September and membership renewal is in full swing. Many of you have already renewed your membership for the 2018/19 academic year and we would like to take this oppo

In this week's Scéalta blog post, Lorraine O'Connor looks at the impact visitors can have on the children in your setting.

With budget 2019 just under a month away, organisations across Ireland have been releasing their budget submissions, listing what they want to see money spent on in the next budget.

This week our HR topic of the week is managing staff absences, we look at the new Quality Regulatory Framework, and adult:child ratios in mixed age groups.

By renewing your membership you can continue to access a wide range of discounts. This includes items from our shop; special offers during our member-only sales & discounted tickets for our Conference
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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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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.

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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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