In this week's Support Point Update, we look at bank holidays, the ECCE Programme closure and how to inform Tusla of any changes to your service.

As part of our advocacy work on behalf of members, we’ve been looking at official statistics. There were 62,053 babies born in Ireland last year.

We are offering a 15% discount for members on the ClevaDoor Kit - Door & Handle Cushions from 1 to 14 August. Click below for more information and to shop.

The DCYA recently announced that over 200,000 children now avail of governmental childcare schemes. This includes 119,000 children taking part in the ECCE programme.

In this week's Scéalta blog, our CEO Teresa Heeney pays tribute to Orla Kenny. The co-founder of children’s book publishing partnership, Kids Own, passed away last week.
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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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