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It's winners week! We will be announcing the Early Childhood Ireland National Annual Awards 2020 winners all this week. Click below to see our awards winners now.

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In this weeks’ Scéalta, Catherine McHugh reflects on the beauty of staying ‘in the now’, and children’s amazing ability to be present ‘in the now’.

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This week, we look at what ‘Relevant Work’ is under Garda Vetting Legislation, and if Board Members can be Garda vetted. 

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This week we review the recent announcement regarding the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme. We remind members of the Grandfathering agreement deadline and we highlight our new managing visitors policy.

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As part of the First 5 Strategy, Frontier Economics was appointed to produce a set of research papers that will inform the development of a new funding model for our sector.
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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