Month: July 2021

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Submission towards a National Action Plan Against Racism for Ireland

This week’s Policy Brief gives an overview of Early Childhood Ireland’s recent submission to the Anti-Racism Committee’s Public Consultation on a new National Action Plan against Racism for Ireland. In July 2021, Early Childhood Ireland made a submission to the Anti-Racism Committee’s Public Consultation on a new National Action Plan against Racism for Ireland. Since

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Garda Vetting Update 27 July 2021

New Online Garda Vetting Process Over 1000 of our members have successfully used our new online Garda Vetting system so far. You can now enter your employee’s Garda Vetting applications at your own convenience on our Early Childhood Ireland website with no more postage costs or delays. The process is as follows: The owner/manager asks

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Nominations open for Early Childhood Ireland Pedagogical Leader Award

Is there a remarkable leader you know who lives and breathes their passion for care and education that you think should be recognised and celebrated?
We are inviting both parents and colleagues to nominate an educator or manager in an Early Childhood Ireland member setting for our Early Childhood Ireland Pedagogical Leader Award.

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Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020

The Policy Brief this week presents the main findings of the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020, produced by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.   The Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020 has been recently published by Minister Roderic O’Gorman, T.D. The report is produced

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EYES Update 20 July 2021

This week the team look at an important clarification regarding summer camps. The team also looks at the once off EWSS Eligibility Review form, new international travel rules and Fire Safety Certification for the re-registration process. Early Times Weekly Early Childhood Ireland’s Early Years Employer Service (EYES) can be contacted Monday to Friday from 9am

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Early Childhood Ireland publishes Budget 2022 submission with warning to government that ‘families have waited too long’

Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, published its Budget 2022 submission today (13.07.21) with a call for government to meet the commitment in the national early years strategy, First 5, to at least double investment by 2028.  In Budget 2022, the government must begin to meet this target by increasing

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Early Childhood Ireland’s Transitions podcast series

Early Childhood Ireland’s Transitions podcast series is now published in ‘Let’s get Ready – a DCEDIY initiative. This initiative is designed to enable early years professionals to support children and families with the transition from home to preschool and from preschool to primary school.

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Scéalta is Five!

Our first look back in the archive is from Kathleen Tuite who has been involved in contributing to and editing Scéalta from the beginning. In fact, she was the author of the very first Scéalta blog post Early Childhood Ireland published! Kathleen says ‘Scéalta celebrates its fifth birthday this week, and as we look back

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Garda Vetting update 6 July 2021

The Garda Vetting Application process is now online. Visit our website www.earlychildhoodireland.ie to login. You may need to reset your password if this is the first time you have logged in to our new website. Then go to: Services- Garda vetting- Apply for Garda Vetting When you get to this screen, follow the instructions and

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