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Children’s use of Technology

November 27, 2015

In our recent research about young children’s use of technology 75% of parents believed that technology has educational and other benefits for young children, but how much technology is healthy?

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Síolta Showcase Cork

November 25, 2015

The Cork Siolta Showcase was a great success. The 7 settings who showcased had fantastic, creative displays and were generous, supportive and enthusiastic in their conversations with the practitioners who attended.

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Síolta Showcase Dublin

November 19, 2015

The Síolta showcase series rolls on. We had almost 100 people in the Spa Hotel in Lucan on Saturday 14th November. Key notes were delivered by Harold Hislop, Chief Inspector and Yvonne Keating, Deputy Chief Inspector – who responded to questions from the audience and talked to those showcasing and to others over coffee and showed a genuine interest in engaging with educators’ concerns and ideas.

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We are updating our Panel of Trainers

November 19, 2015

Would you like to train for Early Childhood Ireland?

We are currently updating our panel of trainers to deliver FETAC Level 5 and 6 Early Childhood Care and Education programmes.

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Reggio Seminar

October 27, 2015

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Upcoming Training

October 27, 2015

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Briefing for Members Budget 2016

October 14, 2015

Early Years Education and Care in Budget 2016 . This is an initial briefing on the changes made in the Government’s Budget in the area of early years education and care.

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Initial Response to Budget 2016

October 13, 2015

Today, the government is taking a first step to what must be a planned and substantial increase in state investment, recognising the value of quality childcare to children’s development...

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