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Next Gov must Develop a Childcare Subsidy

April 22, 2016

“The next Government must develop a Childcare Subsidy, not a tax credit,” according to Teresa Heeney CEO of Early Childhood Ireland.

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New Update on Planning Permission

April 11, 2016

The Department of the Environment wrote last week to the chief planners in all local authorities asking them to “expedite” planning applications by childcare facilities needing to expand to meet the extra demand.

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Research & Practice Seminar

April 11, 2016

The Research and Practice seminar provides a great opportunity for researchers, practitioners and educators to share their work with the early childhood community.

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Claire Warden

April 8, 2016

Claire Warden is an international educational consultant, Nature Pedagogy practitioner and leading advocate for outdoor play.

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Play is FUNdamental: 2 Day Conference & AGM

April 7, 2016

2016 15th-16th April. Croke Park Conference Centre. Online booking is NOW open!

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Planning Permission Update

March 10, 2016

Update from the DCYA on Planning Permission, in the context of the expansion of ECCE ...

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TUSLA Consultative Forum

March 10, 2016

The Early Years Inspectorate Consultative Forum provides an opportunity for relevant representatives and stakeholders to contribute to the on-going reform and development of the Early Years Inspectorate.

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Trade Unions

March 10, 2016

Early Childhood Ireland has met with two trade unions in recent weeks, Impact and SIPTU, as part of our work in pursuing the professionalisation of the sector.

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Higher Capitation

March 10, 2016

From September 2016 in ECCE services, Higher Capitation will be paid to individual ECCE sessions (or rooms) which are led by Early Years professionals with a relevant Level 7 qualification or higher.

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