Month: September 2021

Removal of Public Health Measures for the ELC and SAC Sector
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Important news for Early Childhood Ireland members

The Minister for Finance has announced that the EWSS will remain in place and unchanged for the month of October.  The Minister is considering a range of possible options for the future of EWSS and such arrangements will be outlined on Budget Day, 12 October 2021. Read more for the press release.

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How should we compare early learning and care systems?
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Education at a Glance 2021

This week’s Policy Brief provides a summary of the recently published Education at a Glance 2021 report, focusing on early childhood education and care.

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Garda Vetting update 28 September 2021

We are delighted that over 1800 of our members are successfully using our online vetting process, and we hope many more of you will find the new process straightforward and convenient. The Garda Vetting process is now fully online, so please do not post your applications to Early Childhood Ireland.

This week we outline the new process and how to know if you have successfully entered a Garda Vetting application.

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“Honour your commitment to double investment” – Early Childhood Ireland calls for a road map to reform

Families and childcare providers need to see leadership from their elected representatives, they need to see that politicians are taking the childcare investment crisis seriously. That’s the message Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, is sending to TDs today (15.09.21) as they return to Dáil Eireann following the summer recess.

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