The Early Childhood Ireland online shop will hold a flash sale on Wednesday 18 July!

In this week's Scéalta Blog post, Susan Quirke-Crowley recounts her experience on the recent Early Childhood Ireland Erasmus+ study trip to San Miniato, Italy.

This week in our Support Point Update our Tusla non-compliances series looks at fire safety measures, and our Topic of the Week is hand hygiene.

We are holding a free Keeping the 'Child in Mind' event in our offices in Tallaght, Dublin 24, on Saturday 21st July.

We are recruiting for 3 new roles: an Administrator/Receptionist, a Human Resources Manager and a Public Affairs Manager. Application deadline for all jobs is noon on Monday 16th July.
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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.

ECI Shop

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Visit our shop to see our wide and varied range of safety products, toys, resources and publications for your service.


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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