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Reviewing the latest ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures’ annual report

Reviewing the Government’s latest annual report for ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures’, the national policy framework for children and young people. The Minister Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth recently published the sixth and final Annual Report for the ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures’ framework.

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Garda Vetting update 18 February 22
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Garda Vetting update 2 February 2022

This week we remind members to send on their GNVB Affiliate Registration letter as soon as they receive it, so we can have their setting reregistered on the National Vetting Portal. Every ELC and SAC setting needs its own unique GNVB number in order to access Garda vetting in the future. We also outline the process for you.

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Garda Vetting update 18 February 22
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Garda Vetting update 25 January 2022

This week we ask that full addresses are used when inputting them onto both the Early Childhood Ireland Garda vetting online form and when applicants enter them on the link sent to them by the National Vetting Bureau.

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Reimagining Childcare Provision

Early Childhood Ireland presented at the WorkEqual ‘Reimagining Childcare Provision’ seminar as part of their most recent awareness campaign to achieve full gender equality in the workplace in Ireland.

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2021 In Review

In the first month of 2022, this Policy Brief looks back at some of the major developments for the Early Learning and School Age Care sector over the past year. Our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning team engaged with various stakeholders and advocated on behalf of our sector for these welcome advancements.

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Research Day proceedings
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National Early Years Research Day Proceedings

We are delighted to bring you the National Early Years Research Day Proceedings publications. In these volumes, you will find papers from participants in our recent Online Research Symposiums which will inform and inspire you. Many thanks to all who contributed both to the Symposium and to this publication.

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New Horizons: Léargas Forum 2021
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New Horizons: Léargas Forum 2021

Have you seen our Partnerships page? Have a look, especially at the video from Leargas, on the Erasmus+ section which gives a real flavour of the range of programmes Leargas supports, including the Valchild programme that Early Childhood Ireland was delighted to lead on.

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