In this week's Blog Maire Corbett writes about the reasons to be positive about social media.

In this week's Support Point we look at safety statements, AIM applications and ask can I claim 4 weeks payment for a child if they cancel their ECCE place last minute before starting in the service?

The ECI membership renewal period is NOW OPEN. Renew your membership online before the 30th September you will be entered into a daily draw

Early Childhood Ireland calls on Taoiseach to commit to radically increased investment for early years.

Have a look at the full range of programmes and courses that Early Childhood Ireland will be commencing in Autumn 2017.
About Us

Early Childhood Ireland is a membership organisation which represents 3,500 early years settings, who support over 100,000 children & their families through preschool, afterschool & full daycare 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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Visit the Early Childhood Ireland Shop to view the full range of books, publications and resources that we have to offer.  If you are a member you can avail of significant discounts on these products.


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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