Annual Government Spending

Annual Government Spending

Early Childhood Ireland has sought Substantially increased investment for early years and school-age childcare must be an immediate and sustained focus for the new government. Budget 2021 will be the first test of how well they meet this challenge. Early Childhood Ireland is seeking a plan to increase spending on childcare to 0.5% of GDP/GNI* by 2023 and to 1% by 2025. We are pleased to see this commitment by the current government and we expect to see a plan to achieve this as soon as possible.

Budget 2022

Budget 2022 must include a plan for a fit-for-purpose childcare system that makes high quality, affordable and publicly funded childcare accessible for all.

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Budget 2021

Substantially increased investment for early years and school-age childcare must be an immediate and sustained focus for the new government.

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Budget 2020

In Budget 2020, Early Childhood Ireland is calling on the government to establish a single Early Years and School Age Childcare Agency.

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Budget 2019

Click here to read our Budget 2019 Analysis.



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Budget 2018

Our Pre-Budget Submission and analysis of Budget 2018



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Budget 2017

Our Pre-Budget Submission and analysis of Budget 2017



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Budget 2016

Early Childhood Ireland represents 3,500 childcare professional members and the 100,000 families they support nationwide. What are we all looking out for in Budget 2016?

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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.