Our Capital Grants series looks at planning permission and lease agreements. We ask 'what is a policy'? and our Question of the Week is 'What do we need to do to ensure Safe Sleep in our service'?

Submission deadline is this Monday 26th! Our Research and Practice Seminar takes place on Friday 13th April and we are now accepting abstracts for the event. Click below to submit your abstract now.

The money raised this year will support national Irish children’s charities to deliver social impact projects for children under 6 with additional needs. Register Now!

To help make sure you reach the person you want to speak to in Early Childhood Ireland, we have created designated telephone numbers for each department.
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.

Pyjama Day 2018

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National Pyjama Day is the largest one-day fundraising event organised by the early childhood care and education sector in Ireland. Now in its 15th year, the event has raised more than €2.75 million for charities that support children with additional needs.


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.


Online Informal Síolta

We have developed an Informal Síolta programme which is being delivered online, with the aim of introducing the principles, standards and processes of Síolta so that educators are ready to engage with the Formal Siolta QAP.

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