Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has raised funding concerns with TDs today (30.08.21) as many members reopen childcare settings across Ireland for the new term. Early Childhood Ireland members are also reporting additional staffing issues as employees seek out better pay and working conditions in other sectors.
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On Thursday, 19 May, the Thinktank for Action on Social Change (TASC) launched its report on the state of inequality in Ireland. TASC is an independent organisation which aims to address inequality and sustain democracy by turning analysis into action.
Early Childhood Ireland has published its new Strategic Plan 2021-2026.
On behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Pobal has published the 2020/21 Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report, providing the latest overview of the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) sector.
A recently published report from Social Justice Ireland analyses a wide range of social and economic issues. This week’s policy brief looks at the how these proposals would impact our sector.
If you don’t have a unique GNVB number for each one of your Early Learning and Care or School Age setting, please apply now. From January 2020 each Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare setting must have their own unique GNVB number to be compliant with the National Vetting Bureau.