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In light of current public health concerns about COVID-19, we want to advise you of precautions we are taking and measures we ask you to adhere to in order to protect the health & safety of our staff.

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Maths Week was last week so Sandra O’Neill looks at the everyday, playful ways children can explore ideas around maths in early learning and care settings.

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In episode 3 of Early Childhood Ireland’s Podcast Frances Byrne, Director of Policy and Advocacy discusses her reaction to Budget 2021.

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This week we review the recently released guidance on student placements in settings. We look at the EWSS extension, and answer a query around the mid-term break, contractual arrangements and the EWSS

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This week, we give an overview of the reaction to the very disappointing absence of any meaningful funding for our sector in Budget 2021.
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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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