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As there is only one week left to renew, we are highlighting the benefits our members gain from being a member of Early Childhood Ireland. This week, we wish to highlight our Member only resources.

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The closing date for online applications to the NCS Capital Grant has been extended to Friday 1 Nov. To coincide with this, we are also extending our ICT grant packages offer until 1 November.

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In this week's Scéalta blog Aistear celebrates its 10th birthday. Mary Daly, Education Officer with the NCCA, reflects on the impact the curriculum framework has had over the past decade.

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This week we look at safety statements, managing hand, foot and mouth disease and we answer a question on the payment of staff for bank holidays. There is also another chance to answer our survey!

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New measures in today's Budget will do little to address the legacy of historic underinvestment in early years, Early Childhood Ireland has warned.
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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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