Month: June 2023

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Policy Brief: Extending the National Childcare Scheme to childminders

In early June, the Tusla Early Years Inspectorate (EYI) launched its guidance for outdoors services, When the Roof is the Sky. This document and suite of supporting literature provide guidance to those services operating fully or mostly outdoors. It is further hoped that this guidance will support providers to meet the requirements set out in

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Policy Brief: Child Poverty Monitor 2023

At the start of June, the Children’s Rights Alliance released the 2023 Child Poverty Monitor. This is an annual publication that analyses and reports on child poverty in Ireland. The report tracks Government progress in reducing the number of children in poverty. It also points out possible solutions and areas of concern in issues such

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AsIAm receives €135,000 in National Pyjama Day funding

Early Childhood Ireland is pleased to announce that €135,000 has been donated to autism charity, AsIAm, from funds raised during National Pyjama Day 2022. The process was facilitated by Community Foundation Ireland. Members of Early Childhood Ireland voted for AsIAm to benefit from the proceeds of National Pyjama Day, the largest one-day fundraising event organised

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Policy Brief: Falling Behind – Children’s Rights in Ireland

On Tuesday, May 16 2023, the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) released its annual report for 2022. The ‘Falling Behind – Children’s Rights in Ireland’ report revealed a total of 1,812 complaints made to the Ombudsman’s office last year and highlighted numerous areas of concern, with the mental health system, increased poverty, and barriers to

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