Month: June 2021

Garda Vetting
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Garda Vetting update 29 June 2021

Every early learning and care and school age childcare setting in Ireland must be registered with the National Vetting Bureau, and needs their own unique GNVB Affiliate Registration Number. You will need this GNVB number to access our online vetting, even if you have used us in the past for vetting. You need to register

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Gender equality: Economic value of care from the perspective of the applicable European Union funds
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Where do rich countries stand on childcare?

A new research report has been published by UNICEF which evaluates the parental leave and childcare policies in high-income countries that are part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or the European Union (EU). Using the most recent comparable data, the authors built a league table which ranks each country on eight

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Welcome to our new website!

We are happy to launch our new Early Childhood Ireland website and brand refresh. The new look website is reflective of our new Strategic Plan 2021-2026 and provides a strong platform for our work and to support our members both now and into the future. We have also taken the opportunity to refresh our corporate

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Child Paths demonstration

Invitation to FREE Child paths demo 29 June 2021 Child Paths is an affinity partner of Early Childhood Ireland. It is the market leader in early years software and provides premium, reliable and user-friendly software that helps to eliminate repetitive and time-consuming tasks while saving you money.   Child Paths’ two months free offer exclusive

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Outdoor play video 2
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Outdoor play during COVID-19 – Outdoors Embracing Change

Early Childhood Ireland would like to welcome you to the second in a series of three videos that will give you an insight into some quality outdoor early childhood practice across Ireland. While developing on emergent interests with children we often think ‘what can we bring to our environment to provoke and enhance this interest’.

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Social Justice Ireland: Poverty Focus 2021

Social Justice Ireland published Poverty Focus, an annual document that provides an update on the latest data and trends relating to poverty in Ireland such as how poverty is measured, updated values of the annual poverty line and a profile of the groups in our society who have the highest exposure to living life on the poverty line. Every

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The dynamics of child poverty in Ireland

A new research paper has been published by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), which evaluates the dynamics of child poverty in Ireland. The study is part of a research programme between the ESRI and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. This study has various aims: it profiles the long-term exposure to poverty

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Garda Vetting update 1 June 2021

We are delighted that over 385 of our members have used the new online Garda Vetting system since last week. You can now enter your employee’s Garda Vetting applications at your own convenience on our Early Childhood Ireland website. After the applicant has filled out the NVB1 Vetting Invitation and provided you with copies of their photo

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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.