Month: May 2021

News

EWSS Continuation Campaign

“It has helped me stay open without worrying how to pay my staff. This would have been a very difficult year to get through, with a huge downturn in parent fees.” Childcare provider, Rural setting Early Childhood Ireland as a result of COVID-19, has been campaigning for government commitment to retain the most important lifeline

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The National Action Plan for Childminding

On April 15, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., launched the National Action Plan for Childminding. Its overall aim is to improve access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare through childminding.   Background The Plan follows through on the commitments made in the

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May 2021

Early Times Weekly Vol 242 Keep up to date with policy, practice and opinion Early Times Weekly Vol 241 Keep up to date with policy, practice and opinion Early Times Weekly Vol 240 Early Childhood Ireland National Annual Awards 2021, Our shop, EYES update and more Early Times Weekly Vol 239 Early Childhood Ireland National

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Shared Delivery Models for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare

On April 16, Frontier Economics published three more research papers to inform the development of a new funding model for Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) in Ireland. The consultancy has been commissioned by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) to provide research support to an Expert

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Garda vetting update 25 May 2021

We are delighted to announce that our Garda vetting application process is now online! The new process is more time-efficient and cost-effective for our members. You no longer need to post applications to us, saving the cost of the envelope and postage stamp, and eliminating postal delays. It is an intuitive system and very easy

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Early Childhood Ireland Membership Renewal

Your Early Childhood Ireland membership is now due for renewal. Renew online before 30 September 2021 to be in with a chance of winning one of our weekly prizes of a personal tablet.