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Nominations open for Early Childhood Ireland Pedagogical Leader Award

Is there a remarkable leader you know who lives and breathes their passion for care and education that you think should be recognised and celebrated?
We are inviting both parents and colleagues to nominate an educator or manager in an Early Childhood Ireland member setting for our Early Childhood Ireland Pedagogical Leader Award.

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Submission towards a National Action Plan Against Racism for Ireland

This week’s Policy Brief gives an overview of Early Childhood Ireland’s recent submission to the Anti-Racism Committee’s Public Consultation on a new National Action Plan against Racism for Ireland. In July 2021, Early Childhood Ireland made a submission to the Anti-Racism Committee’s Public Consultation on a new National Action Plan against Racism for Ireland. Since

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Garda Vetting Update 27 July 2021

New Online Garda Vetting Process Over 1000 of our members have successfully used our new online Garda Vetting system so far. You can now enter your employee’s Garda Vetting applications at your own convenience on our Early Childhood Ireland website with no more postage costs or delays. The process is as follows: The owner/manager asks

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Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020

The Policy Brief this week presents the main findings of the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020, produced by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.   The Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020 has been recently published by Minister Roderic O’Gorman, T.D. The report is produced

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Outdoor play during COVID-19 – Outdoors Embracing Change

Early Childhood Ireland would like to welcome you to the second in a series of three videos that will give you an insight into some quality outdoor early childhood practice across Ireland. While developing on emergent interests with children we often think ‘what can we bring to our environment to provoke and enhance this interest’.

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