National Pyjama Day 2023

Month: January 2023

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Tusla QRF eLearning Report update January 2023

Tusla are delighted to report that so far, a total of 11,615 people across the country have accessed their eLearning training. Users are reported to be in a wide variety of roles within Early Years Services and with varying qualifications and years of experience. A total of 10,992 people have completed the Introduction module, while

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Early Childhood Ireland Policy Brief
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Policy Brief – Ireland at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Last week, the Minister of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) led the Irish delegation that appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland. Joined by officials from several government departments, the Minister answered questions from the Committee concerning disability services, new legislation, equality and inclusion of

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Early Childhood Ireland Policy Brief
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Policy Brief – OECD report finds investing in Early Years has positive long-term consequences for individuals and societies

A recent report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that investing in Early Years education services has positive consequences for society. Public investment in high-quality education leads to a range of positive economic outcomes, including higher productivity, innovation and long-term economic growth. It also has broader social outcomes for both

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Early Childhood Ireland Policy Brief
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Policy Brief – Childcare and early education systems: A comparative literature review of liberal welfare states

Late last year the Fawcett Society, who campaign for gender equality in the United Kingdom, launched their report Childcare and early education systems: A comparative literature review of liberal welfare states. This comprehensive report reviews the system of Early Years provision in England, bemoaning its lack of vision, strategy and chronic underfunding. Moreover, a barrier

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Early Childhood Ireland Policy Brief
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Policy Brief – Does a universal childcare guarantee for children provide clear benefits for economies?

A recent report from two UK-based organisations, Save the Children and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), weighed up the potential societal benefits of investing in a universal guarantee of affordable childcare for children and their families. Although largely focussed on the economic benefits of this initiative rather than benefits for children and their

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winter viral infections
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HSE update on winter viral infections

In light of the very significant increase in the usual winter viral infections currently circulating, the HSE issued a memo on Thursday, 5 January 2023 to all Early Years and School Age Care service providers to share among staff and parents availing of their services. Some of the key messaging from this memo includes: Signs

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