This week in Support Point we talk about the update to the DCYA grant agreements, responding to non-compliance in inspections and rights of an employee to access data.

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes the more affordable childcare information campaign just launched, with information packs arriving to childcare providers by post today.

Early Childhood Ireland, in collaboration with TUSLA Early Years Inspectorate, wish to announce the roll-out of a support/training workshop for Providers.

This week in Support Point we talk about accessing AIM supports, holiday entitlements for staff on a 38 week contract and registering as a food business if you provide meals.

In this week's Scéalta blog post Early Childhood Specialist Máire Corbett discusses ideas for bringing music into your setting, as well as examining the four themes of Aistear in relation to music.
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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